Plantago lanceolata L.

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Plantago lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stratford Drive, Harare

Plantago lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stratford Drive, Harare

Plantago lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam

Plantago lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small Bridge Dam

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Synonyms:
Common names: Ribwort plantain (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Description:
Perennial herb with leaves in a dense basal rosette. Leaves linear-lanceolate, conspicuous parallel veins. Many stems arise with single terminal inflorescences; flowers minute creamy-yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: lanceolata: lanceolate
Habitat: In disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Europe, North Africa, North and Central Asia; widely introduced to many other countries
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Lehmann, G. (1988). Plantaginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 10 - 11. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 92.

Wild, H. (undated, c. 1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds ?Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 80. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Botswana: Plantago lanceolata
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African Plant Database: Plantago lanceolata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Plantago lanceolata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Plantago lanceolata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Plantago lanceolata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Plantago lanceolata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Plantago lanceolata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Plantago lanceolata
Ispot Southern Africa : Plantago lanceolata
JSTOR Plant Science: Plantago lanceolata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Plantago lanceolata
Tropicos: Plantago lanceolata
West African Plants database: Plantago lanceolata


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: Species information: Plantago lanceolata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=154670, retrieved 26 September 2016

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