|definition||Distribution: This family costs of c. 90–100 genera and c. 1900 species. They are
cosmopolitan, but particularly well represented in temperate regions. In Australia
there are 23 genera with c. 120 species.
Description: This species within this genus are annual or perennial herbs and sometimes shrubs or aquatics.
For more details regarding the description of species within this family please see: https://profiles.ala.org.au/opus/foa/profile/Plantaginaceae
Pollen Morphology: The pollen produced by this family are circular in shape and are between 20-25um in size. These grains have 5-12 pores scattered all over and they are 4-5um in size, circular and are surrounded by a thick down ring. There is also a dark dot visible in the centre of the pore. These grains have a verrucate surface texture.