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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/8/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 5/8/2013)
Species Plantago lanceolata L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 113. 1753.-FIG. 2.
Description Persistent herb with a short, inconspicuous rhizome, the roots tough and appearing fibrous. Leaves numerous, lanceolate, to 30 cm long, gradually narrowed into the petiole, strongly ribbed with usually 5 parallel veins, glabrous when mature except for the ribs beneath and a dense tuft of whitish hairs at the base of the petiole. Scape slender, longer than leaves, glabrous or pubescent. Flowers in a dense, capitate, globose, or cylindrical spike, the lowermost bracts enlarged to form an involucre, flowering proceeding from the bottom upwards giving the spike a very different appearance at different stages; bracts in the inflorescence cucullate, with a light green midrib and hyaline, often erose margins, broadly ovate with an elongate stipe, 4-7 mm long; sepals 3-3.5 mm long, erose-margined, emarginate apically; corolla lobes 2 mm long; anthers
Habit herb
Description exserted 4-5 mm, elongate with a cordate base; stigma exserted ca. 3 mm. Pyxis4 3 mm long, ellipsoid, circumscissile near the base; seeds 1-2, elliptical, shining, bright brown, the dorsum with a bright yellow stripe, convex, the hilum face cymbiform-concave.
Distribution Plantago lanceolata is presumed to be introduced into Panama and to have originated in Europe. It is now almost worldwide in distribution.
Specimen CHMIQUI: Second growth, cultivated areas, and roadsides, vicinity of Boquete to 3 miles N, 3300-4200 ft, Lewis et al. 643 (MO).
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