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Genus: Plantago (plantains)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Plantaginaceae

Plantago lanceolata (Narrow-leaved Ribwort, Buckhorn Plantain) in roadside weedy patch (Kleinmond, Western Cape, South Africa).

About 255 species (cosmopolitan), of which seven species are native to southern Africa, eight are naturalised and three species are cultivated in this region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Plantago cafra

 

Plantago crassifolia

 

Plantago lanceolata

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Plantago laxiflora

 

Plantago longissima

 

Plantago palmata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Plantago remota

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Plantago afra

 

Plantago aristata

 

Plantago bigelovii

 

Plantago coronopus

 

Plantago major

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Plantago myosuros

 

Plantago rhodosperma

 

Plantago virginica

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Plantago afra

[= Plantago psyllium]

Native from the Mediterranean.

 

Plantago albicans

Native to the Mediterranean.

 

Plantago arenaria

Native from Portugal to Turkey.

 

 


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