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Plantago alpestris B.G.Briggs, Carolin & Pulley
Family Plantaginaceae
Plantago alpestris B.G.Briggs, Carolin & Pulley APNI*

Description: Perennial herb, with adventitious roots; pilose or almost glabrous.

Leaves basal, oblanceolate to elliptic or obovate to elliptic, 6–8 cm long, 10–20 mm wide, 3-veined with the lateral veins often indistinct, margins entire.

Scapes 8–16 cm long; spike ovoid to cylindrical, dense 1.5–3 cm long; bracts ovate, 2–2.5 cm long. Sepals elliptic, 1.5–1.8 mm long, glabrous, with a narrow keel. Corolla lobes ovate to triangular, 1–1.2 mm long.

Capsule broad-ovoid, 2.5–2.8 mm long; seeds 4.


Type
Specimen

Flowering: December–March

Distribution and occurrence: Grows along creek banks, edges of bogs and in grassland, in the alpine and subalpine zones of Kosciusko plateau and Mt Jagungal.
NSW subdivisions: ST
Other Australian states: Vic.
AVH map***

Text by B. G. Briggs
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


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***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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