Linaria bordiana Santa & Simonneau, Monde Pl. 276-277: 29 (1951).
Annual, glabrous except for inflorescence and pubescent sterile stems; fertile stems 1-5, erect, simple or loosely branched above; sterile stems 0-5, procumbent. Leaves of fertile stems 7-48 x 0.4-2.5 (-3.5) mm, filiform or linear, obtuse, flat, alternate or the lowermost sometimes 3-verticillate; leaves of sterile stems 10-23 x 1.5-5.5 mm, oblong-elliptic, obtuse to subacute, 3or 4-verticillate. Inflorescence dense, at least in flower. Bracts 2.5-7 mm, linear-oblanceolate, acute, often reddish-purple. Pedicels erect or erecto-patent, free, 4-5 mm in flower, 6-12 mm in fruit. Calyx-lobes more or less equal, 3.5-6 mm, scarcely accrescent, acute, the margin scarious, usually reddish-purple. Corolla 13-23 mm; tube 2.5-4 mm broad; spur 7-10 mm, l.2-2 mm broad at base, straight or somewhat curved, more or less equalling rest of corolla. Style deeply bifid. Capsule 2.5-4 x 2.7-3.2 mm, oblong-ovoid, glabrous; loculi subequal or equal, sub-emarginate, each loculus dehiscing by 3 teeth. Seeds 0.5-0.65 mm, reniform, pyriform or irregularly tetrahedral, strongly transversely ridged, blackish-grey; transverse ridges 4-7, somewhat irregular, rarely anastomosed, rounded to subacute; periclinal wall of testa-cells verruculate, the margins somewhat raised, forming rounded papilla towards ridge-apex, the median papilla occasionally present, rounded, more or less isodiametric. Modified from Sutton (1988).
NW Africa. Ag Ma?
Type: ALGERIA: Ol; Arzew, Oran, iii 1851 Munby 55 (isosyn.? BM!); Oran, ii 1849 Munby s.n. (isosyn.? K!).