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: 12 cultivated genera and 18 cultivated taxa.

Achetaria azurea

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

Achetaria Cham. & Schldtl.Image
Angelonia Bonpl.Description
Antirrhinum L.Description, Image
Asarina Mill.Description, Image
Cymbalaria Hill.Description, Image
Digitalis L.Description, Image
Hebe Comm. ex Juss.Description, Image
Linaria Mill.Description, Image
Penstemon SchmidelDescription
Rehmannia Libosch. ex Fisch. & C.A. Mey.
Russelia Jacq.Description, Image
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 Zambia: Plantaginaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: Family page: Plantaginaceae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=175, retrieved 28 February 2024

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