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Genus: Plantago L.

Family: Plantaginaceae tribe Plantagineae
Also sometimes placed in: Veronicaceae

Common name: plantain
Genus number: 9492
Last updated: 20-Apr-2006

List of Species Records in GRIN.

References for genus:

  • Olmstead, R. G. et al. 2001. Disintegration of the Scrophulariaceae. Amer. J. Bot. 88:348–361. [molecular evidence places in Veronicaceae (Plantaginaceae)].
  • Rønsted, N. et al. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships within Plantago (Plantaginaceae): evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS and plastid trnL-F sequence data. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 139:323–338.
  • Rahn, K. 1974. Plantago section Virginica: a taxonomic revision of a group of American plantains using experimental, taximetric and classical methods. Dansk Bot. Ark. 30(2):1–180.
  • Rahn, K. 1979. Plantago ser. Gnaphaloides Rahn: a taxonomic revision. Bot. Tidsskr. 73:137–154.
  • Rahn, K. 1979. Plantago ser. Ovatae: a taxonomic revision. Bot. Tidsskr. 74:13–20.
  • Rahn, K. 1981. Plantago ser. Sericeae: a taxonomic revision. Nordic J. Bot. 1:297–323.
  • Rahn, K. 1982. Plantago ser. Hispidulae: a taxonomic revision. Nordic J. Bot. 2:29–39.
  • Rahn, K. 1983. Plantago ser. Brasilienses: a taxonomic revision. Nordic J. Bot. 3:331–342.
  • Rahn, K. 1984. Plantago sect. Oliganthos in southern South America, a taxonomic revision. Nordic J. Bot. 4:601–627.
  • Rahn, K. 1985. Plantago sect. Carpophorae, a taxonomic study. Nordic J. Bot. 5:143–151.
  • Rahn, K. 1996. A phylogenetic study of the Plantaginaceae. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 120:145–198.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:

Check other nomenclature databases for Plantago:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera

Subdivisions of genus Plantago:

Subgenus Section Subsection Series Subseries
Coronopus Coronopus
Coronopus Maritima
Psyllium Albicans
Psyllium Gnaphaloides
Psyllium Hymenopsyllium
Psyllium Lanceifolia
Psyllium Montana
Psyllium Psyllium



Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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