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  1. Family: Plantaginaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Plantago L.
      1. Plantago fischeri Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Plantaginaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Perennial herb with long stout rhizome 6-36 cm. long, covered with densely cottony-hairy remains of petiole-bases.
    Leaves
    Leaves borne in a rosette, spirally arranged; blade ovate or rounded-ovate, 4-14 cm. long, 2.5-11 cm. wide, rounded or subacute at the apex, rounded to slightly subcordate at the base, almost entire to distinctly undulate-dentate or -crenulate or less often very shallowly crenate-lobed, glabrous or almost so, 6-7-nerved; petiole abruptly distinct from the blade, 2-16 cm. long, dilated at the base, rather sparsely to quite densely covered, particularly at the base, with long, very pale brown, cottony hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences laxly spicate, with the flowers well separated particularly at the base, (l-)4.5-20 cm. long; peduncles 10-40 cm. long, basally with the same cottony indumentum as the petioles; bracts oblong or ovate, 2.2-3 mm. long, 1.2 mm. wide, keeled.
    Calyx
    Sepals narrowly elliptic to elliptic-ovate, 2.5-3 mm. long, 1.5-2 mm. wide, keeled.
    Corolla
    Corolla whitish or greenish, 2.5-3 mm. long; lobes narrowly ovate, 1.3-1.5 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide.
    Fruits
    Immature capsule ellipsoid, 3-3.5 mm. long, 1.6 mm. wide,1-seeded.
    Seeds
    Almost ripe seeds semi-ellipsoid, 2.5 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, slightly concave near the hilum.
    Figures
    Fig. 1/5, 6, p. 3.
    Habitat
    Montane forest, also moist sandy soil of water-course on lava flows; 2460-3300 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Plantago fischeri Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Volkens, G. [1901] K000243834 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Beibl. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 47: 48 (1894)

    Accepted by

    • Verdcourt, B. (1971). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plantaginaceae: 1-7.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Verdcourt, B. (1971). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Plantaginaceae: 1-7.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Verdc. in Journ. E. Afr. Nat. Hist. Soc. 24 (108): 61 (1964).
    • Pilg. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 269: 78, fig. 11 (1937).
    • Bak. in Flora of Tropical Africa 5: 504 (1900).
    • Engl. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 374 (1895).
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 19, Beibl. 47: 48 (1894)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0