Genus: Plantago L.

Family: Plantaginaceae
Alternate family(ies): Veronicaceae
Common names: plantain
Genus number: 9492
Last updated: 20-Apr-2006
Accession Count: 36 (29 active, 11 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Olmstead, R. G. et al. 2001. Disintegration of the Scrophulariaceae. Amer. J. Bot. 88:348-361. Note: molecular evidence places in Veronicaceae (Plantaginaceae)
  2. Rahn, K. 1974. Plantago section Virginica: a taxonomic revision of a group of American plantains using experimental, taximetric and classical methods. Dansk Bot. Ark. 30(2):1-180.
  3. Rahn, K. 1979. Plantago ser. Gnaphaloides Rahn: a taxonomic revision. Bot. Tidsskr. 73:137-154.
  4. Rahn, K. 1979. Plantago ser. Ovatae: a taxonomic revision. Bot. Tidsskr. 74:13-20.
  5. Rahn, K. 1981. Plantago ser. Sericeae: a taxonomic revision. Nordic J. Bot. 1:297-323.
  6. Rahn, K. 1982. Plantago ser. Hispidulae: a taxonomic revision. Nordic J. Bot. 2:29-39.
  7. Rahn, K. 1983. Plantago ser. Brasilienses: a taxonomic revision. Nordic J. Bot. 3:331-342.
  8. Rahn, K. 1984. Plantago sect. Oliganthos in southern South America, a taxonomic revision. Nordic J. Bot. 4:601-627.
  9. Rahn, K. 1985. Plantago sect. Carpophorae, a taxonomic study. Nordic J. Bot. 5:143-151.
  10. Rahn, K. 1996. A phylogenetic study of the Plantaginaceae. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 120:145-198.
  11. Rønsted, N. et al. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships within Plantago (Plantaginaceae): evidence from nuclear ribosomal ITS and plastid trnL-F sequence data. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 139:323-338.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 12 July 2020.