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This issue is about the Plantaginaceae. This family was very small in the past with only Plantago and a few other genera in it. With the start of DNA a analyses the family Scrophulariaceae was shown to be a combination of all kinds of different plants. That was already know before in a more diffuse sense, as botanist used Scrophulariaceae as a kind of garbage family by putting every genus in it that could find a good place otherwise.
A big part of the Scrophulariacae went to Orobanchaceae, especially the partly or totally parasitic ones. This makes sense in the Plant theory as the Orobanchaceae are the parasitic clade in Lamiales.
An even bigger part of Scrophulariaceae was transferred to Plantaginaceae. This transfer is confirmed by cases having a clear aspect of Phase 1, the Phase of the Plantaginaceae. Nice confirmations are the cases shown in this issue.
A special remedy is Russelia, that has been proved in Madagascar as published in “Veils of vision”. The Stage 13 is also confirmed.

Plant theory
In the Plant theory 2 the Stages have been reconsidered taking into account the homeopathic confirmations from cases and botanical phylogenetic studies.
The 12 subfamilies of the Plantaginaceae can be divided in 2 groups, one from the old world and one from the new world, America.
It turned out that each group covers all the Stages of the Plantaginaceae. For example, the old world Antirrhineae contain the Stages 5 to 8. The Cheloniae of the new world contain about the same Stages. These subfamilies were considered close relatives before the advent of DNA studies. This is an example of the general experience that the DNA research does not seem to work for groups of plants from distant regions.

A graph shows the subfamilies with their connections

Stages Old world New world
1-4 Callitricheae
5-8 Antirrhineae Cheloneae
9-12 Veroniceae Gratioleae
13-14 Digitalideae Russelieae
15 Globularieae Angeloniae
16-17 Plantagineae

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