Linaria antilibanotica Rech. fil., Ark. Bot. ser. 2 1(4/5): 321, tab. 19 (1950).
Glaucous perennial, glabrous or rarely puberulent, propagating vegetatively by adventitious buds; fertile stems 1-5, 15-40 cm, ascending to erect; sterile stems absent. Leaves of fertile stems 12-30 (-50) x 0.5-1 mm, the length (l0-) 20-40 (-50) x breadth, filiform to linear, obtuse, the margins involute, mostly alternate, attenuate. Inflorescence with 8-25 flowers, dense in flower, lax in fruit. Bracts 1-3 mm, linear, acute. Pedicels 1-1.5 mm in flower, 1.5-2 mm in fruit, erect. Calyx-lobes 2-2.7 x 0.3-0.8 mm, lanceolate, acute, the margins scarious, white. Corolla 13-16 mm, greenish-yellow, occasionally with violet veins; tube 1.5-2.5 mm broad; adaxial lip sinus 2-2.5 mm; abaxial lip sinus 1-1.5 mm; spur 4-5 mm, 0.5-0.8 mm broad at base, straight, much shorter than rest of corolla. Capsule 2-3 x 2-3.5 mm, more or less globose, glabrous. Seeds 0.9-1.2 mm, crescenti-trigonous or tetrahedral, blackish-brown; longitudinal marginal ridges 0.05-0.1 mm high, the intervening faces tuberculate or with sinuate, anastomosed ridges, the tubercles and ridges subacute to truncate; periclinal wall of testa-cells tabular, rugulate, that of cells of interstices papillate, the papilla conical, acute. Modified from Sutton (1988).
SW Asia. An Iq Ls.
Type: SYRIA: Antilebanon, in alto planitie inter Medin et Seidnaya, in agro stepposo, 1350 m, 24 v 1932, Samuelsson 1662 (holo. S, type collection K! MO!).