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Plantago palustris L.R.Fraser & Vickery
Family Plantaginaceae
Plantago palustris L.R.Fraser & Vickery APNI*

Description: Perennial herb, with adventitious roots; glabrous or sparsely and unevenly pilose, sometimes with conspicuous transverse bands of hairs on the leaves.

Leaves lanceolate to elliptic, 3–10 cm long, 4–10 mm wide, 3-veined, margins entire or with a few inconspicuous teeth.

Scapes 1–2 mm long at flowering, elongating after flowering to become longer than leaves; spike ± capitate, 3–9-flowered; bracts ovate, 1–2 mm long. Sepals narrow-elliptic, 2.3–3 mm long glabrous, with a narrow keel.

Capsule ellipsoidal to globose, 3–4 mm long; seeds up to 4.


Type
Specimen

Flowering: November–January

Distribution and occurrence: Grows in swamps, confined to Barrington Tops.
NSW subdivisions: NT
AVH map***

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


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***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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