Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae: Lamiales

Plantaginaceae - Plantain family

Lehmann, G. (1988) Plantaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1)

Description of the family

Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves all in radical rosettes (in ours), without stipules. Inflorescence a spike, terminating a scape (in ours). Flowers small, inconspicuous, subtended by a bract, usually 4-merous, sessile. Corolla gamopetalous, scarious, 3-4 lobed. Ovary superior. Fruit a capsule.

Worldwide: 3 genera and 275 species, cosmopolitan

Zambia: 8 genera and 18 taxa.

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Bacopa Aubl.Description
Dopatrium Buch.-Ham.Description
Limnophila R. Br.Description
Plantago L.Description
Scoparia L.Description, Image
Sibthorpia L.Description
Stemodia L.Description
Veronica L.Description

Other sources of information about Plantaginaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Plantaginaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Plantaginaceae
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Plantaginaceae
Flora of Malawi: Plantaginaceae
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Plantaginaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Plantaginaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Plantaginaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Plantaginaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Plantaginaceae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Plantaginaceae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plantaginaceae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Plantaginaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Plantaginaceae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plantaginaceae
JSTOR Plant Science: Plantaginaceae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Plantaginaceae
Wikipedia: Plantaginaceae
Plants of the World Online: Plantaginaceae
Tropicos: Plantaginaceae

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Plantaginaceae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=175, retrieved 19 July 2024

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