Linaria armeniaca Chav., Monogr. Antirrh.: 147 (1833).
Glabrous except for papillate apices of calyx-lobes; fertile stems 1-4, 10-45 cm, usually branched above. Sterile stems absent. Leaves of fertile stems 11-52 x 0.5-2 mm, linear to narrowly linear-oblanceolate, obtuse. Inflorescence with 4-13 (-20) flowers. Bracts 1-2.5 mm, much shorter than pedicels, erecto-patent, becoming erect in fruit. Pedicels 3-9 (-13) mm, slender, often somewhat recurved in flower, becoming erect in fruit. Calyx more or less equalling corolla-tube; adaxial lobe 1.5-2.8 (-3.2) x 0.15-0.3 mm, linear to linear-oblanceolate; abaxial lobes 2.3-4 (-4.5) x 0.6-1.2 mm, linear-oblanceolate to oblong-spathulate, obtuse to subacute, green or purplish tinged, margins scarious at base. Corolla 13-26 mm, lilac or pale blue with darker spur, the palate yellowish-white; tube 1.3-1.5 mm broad at mouth; limb with lobes oblong-obovate; adaxial lip sinus 1.5-2 mm; abaxial lip with sinus 1.5-2.8 mm, the palate with two prominently raised gibbosities; spur 10-17 mm, 0.5-0.7 mm broad at mouth, the length 2-3.5 x rest of corolla. Capsule 4-4.5 mm, suborbicular. Seeds 0.8-1.1 mm, somewhat trigonous or oblong, blackish-brown, the margins usually rounded, the intervening faces reticulate-alveolate or somewhat quadrate-alveolate; periclinal wall of testa-cells somewhat convex or tabular, verrucate or rugulate, that of cells from base of alveolae usually with slender, median papilla, that of cells from sides of ridges with marginal papilla or not papillate, rarely bipapillate. Modified from Sutton (1988).
SW Asia (Caucasus and adjacent mountains of NE Anatolia & Iran). An Ir Rs(Ka).
Type: [TURKEY]: “Linaria Armenia foliis Linariae vulgaris flore caeruleo palato carente” (in Armenia) Tournefort s.n. (lectotype, selected here, P-Tourn. 986, photo. E!, microfiche IDC6208/48/15!, type collection BM!).