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:

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


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Flora of Botswana: Plantago lanceolata
Flora of Malawi: 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 24 May 2016

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