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Genus Plumbago Family Plumbaginaceae

Description: Shrubs or perennial herbs.

Leaves simple.

Flowers in terminal few- to many-flowered racemes, often spike-like; each flower subtended by 3 bracts shorter than the calyx. Calyx tubular with distinct lobes and usually with capitate glandular hairs. Corolla tube usually longer than the spreading lobes. Style with 5 short stigmatic branches.

Capsule enclosed in persistent calyx.


Distribution and occurrence: World: 12 species, temperate regions. Australia: 1 species (native).

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Plumbago zeylanica

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