Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Metachlamydeae

Plantaginaceae - Plantain family

Lehmann, G. (1988) Plantaginaceae FZ 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: 9 genera and 16 taxa.

Plantago lanceolata

More sample images from the Plantaginaceae (Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record)

Linaria sp. cf. vulgaris Mill.

Linaria sp. cf. vulgaris Mill.

Veronica javanica

Veronica javanica

Plantago lanceolata

Plantago lanceolata

Plantago lanceolata

Plantago lanceolata

Plantago major

Plantago major

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

GenusContent
Bacopa Aubl.
Digitalis L.Description, Image
Dopatrium Buch.-Ham.
Limnophila R. Br.
Linaria Mill.Description, Image
Plantago L.Description, Image
Sibthorpia L.
Stemodia L.
Veronica L.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Plantaginaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Plantaginaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Plantaginaceae
Flora of Zambia: 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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Family page: Plantaginaceae.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=175, retrieved 25 July 2014

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