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

Zimbabwe: 11 cultivated genera and 4 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

Links to cultivated genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Angelonia Bonpl.
Antirrhinum L.Description
Asarina Mill.Description, Image
Cymbalaria Hill.Description, Image
Digitalis L.Description, Image
Hebe Comm. ex Juss.Description, Image
Linaria Mill.Description, Image
Penstemon Schmidel
Rehmannia Libosch. ex Fisch. & C.A. Mey.
Russelia Jacq.
Veronica L.Description

Other sources of information about Plantaginaceae:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Plantaginaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Plantaginaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=175, retrieved 31 August 2016

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