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

Description: Perennial herb, with adventitious roots and often also a taproot; almost glabrous or with tufts of hairs on the teeth of the leaves.

Leaves basal, linear-elliptic to lanceolate or elliptic, 7–26 cm long, 8–22 mm wide, 3- or 5-veined, margins entire or with a few obtuse teeth.

Scapes 10–30 cm long at flowering; spike narrow-cylindrical, 10–13 cm long, becoming open in fruiting stage; bracts elliptic to ovate, 2–3 mm long with a broad, pilose keel. Sepals elliptic, 1.8–2 mm long, glabrous, with a narrow keel. Corolla lobes ovate, 1.2–1.9 mm long.

Capsule ovoid, 4–5 mm long; seeds 2 or rarely to 5.


Type
Specimen

Flowering: August–January

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swamps, along stream banks and in herbfields on Barrington and Gloucester Tops plateaus.
NSW subdivisions: NT
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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