Linaria anticaria Boiss. & Reuter, Pugillus: 86 (1852).
Somewhat glaucous perennial, glabrous except for the somewhat glandular-pubescent infIorescence; fertile stems numerous, 7-45 cm, decumbent to ascending, usually simple; sterile stems usually numerous. Leaves of fertile stems 6-25 (-35) x 1.5-10 mm, linear-oblong to broadly elliptic, acute or subacute, flat or revolute, mostly verticillate in whorls of 4-6 (-8), the uppermost sometimes alternate; leaves of sterile stems linear-elliptic, acute to subacute, in whorls of 4-6 (-8). InfIorescence with 2-12 fIowers, dense in fIower, lax in fruit. Bracts 2.5-10 mm, linear-elliptic, acute. Pedicels 1-2.5 mm in flower and fruit, erect. Calyx-lobes unequal, oblong-spathulate, obtuse to subacute; adaxial lobe 4-8 x 0.7-1.9 mm; abaxial lobes 2.5-4.5 x 0.8-2.2 mm. Corolla 18-26 mm, greyish-lilac with bluish-violet veins, very rarely entirely yellow, the palate deep bluish-violet, sometimes with yellow spot or rarely entirely yellow; tube broad; adaxial lip sinus 2-2.5 mm; abaxial lip sinus 0.5-1 mm; spur 5-12 mm, stout, somewhat curved, shorter than rest of corolla. Capsule 3.5-7 mm, globose, sparsely glandular-pubescent.
Seeds 1.7-3.1 mm, suborbicular, fIat or somewhat concavo-convex; hilum narrow; wing 0.7-1.2 mm broad, membranous, smooth, not papillate, greyish-white; disc reniform with numerous small tubercles, rarely smooth, not papillate, blackish-brown; periclinal wall of testa-cells convex-tabular, more or less smooth, the anticlinal walls of testa-cells angular or somewhat sinuate with irregular ridge over junction. Modified from Sutton (1988).
2n = 12 (Heitz, 1926: 646; 1927a: 51; Valdés, 1970b: 246).
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Type: SPAIN: Málaga; Sierra de Antequera, ad rupes, vi 1849 Reuter s.n. (lecto. Valdés, 1970a: 186, 188-189) G, isolecto. K! MA!).