Evolution in SNAPDRAGONS

Linaria - Linaria chalepensis - Taxonomy

Linaria chalepensis (L.) Miller, Gard. Dict. ed. 8: no. 12 (1768).

Glabrous or rarely sparsely puberulent in inflorescence; fertile stems 1-4, 10-53 cm, simple or sparingly branched above. Sterile stems 0-6 (-9), procumbent to ascending. Leaves of fertile stems (8-) 18-67 x 0.7-4 mm, linear to narrowly oblong-lanceolate, acute to subobtuse; leaves of sterile stems (5-) 12-16 X 0.8-7 mm, narrowly elliptic to oblong, acute to subobtuse. Inflorescence with 4-24 flowers. Bracts (1-) 3-36 mm, equalling or greatly exceeding pedicels, deflexed in flower, becoming erect in fruit, often transitional to foliage leaves below. Pedicels 1-5.5 mm, erecto-patent in flower, becoming erect and thickened in fruit. Calyx exceeding corolla-tube; adaxial lobe 2.5-3.5 (-11) x 0.1-0.3 (-1) mm, filamentous; abaxial lobes (4-) 6-15 (-24) x 0.6-1.8 mm, linear-lanceolate or rarely oblong-spathulate, green. Corolla 12-22 mm, whitish-cream, occasionally with purplish veins; tube 1.3-1.5 mm broad at mouth; limb with lobes narrowly oblong; adaxial lip sinus 2.2-3 mm; abaxial lip with sinus 3-3.5 mm, the palate with two slightly raised gibbosities; spur 8-13 mm, 0.5-0.7 mm broad at mouth, the length up to 2.5 x rest of corolla. Capsule 4-5.5 mm, ovoid to suborbicular. Seeds 0.9-1.6 mm, oblong to somewhat tetrahedral, the margins usually acute, the intervening faces quadrate- or reticulate­alveolate, greyish-brown; periclinal wall of testa-cells convex, verrucate or rugulate, that of cells from base of alveolae with slender, median papilla or hair-papilla, that of cells from sides of ridges usually bipapillate with slender median papilla and larger marginal papilla. Modified from Sutton (1988).

2n = 24 (Heitz, 1926; 1927b: 398).

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Type: [ITALY]: “23 chalepense” (lecto. (Sutton, 1980: 173) LINN-767.53!).



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Linaria bipunctata
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Linaria bungei
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Linaria chalepensis
Linaria clementei
Linaria confertiflora
Linaria corifolia
Linaria cossonii
Linaria coutinhoi
Linaria cretacea
Linaria creticola
Linaria dalmatica
Linaria damascena
Linaria debilis
Linaria decipiens
Linaria depauperata
Linaria diffusa
Linaria dissita
Linaria elegans
Linaria elymaitica
Linaria fallax
Linaria fastigiata
Linaria faucicola
Linaria ficalhoana
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Linaria genistifolia
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Linaria glacialis
Linaria glauca
Linaria grandiflora
Linaria griffithsii
Linaria haelava
Linaria hellenica
Linaria hepatica
Linaria hirta
Linaria huteri
Linaria iconia
Linaria incarnata
Linaria incompleta
Linaria intricata
Linaria japonica
Linaria joppensis
Linaria kokanica
Linaria kulabensis
Linaria kurdica
Linaria latifolia
Linaria laxiflora
Linaria leptoceras
Linaria lilacina
Linaria lineolata
Linaria loeselii
Linaria macrophylla
Linaria macroura
Linaria maroccana
Linaria melampyroides
Linaria meyeri
Linaria michauxii
Linaria micrantha
Linaria microsepala
Linaria miller
Linaria multicaulis
Linaria munbyana
Linaria nivea
Linaria nurensis
Linaria oblongifolia
Linaria odora
Linaria oligantha
Linaria onubensis
Linaria paradoxa
Linaria parviracemosa
Linaria pedicellata
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Linaria pelisseriana
Linaria peloponnesiaca
Linaria peltieri
Linaria pinifolia
Linaria platycalyx
Linaria polygalifolia
Linaria popovii
Linaria propinqua
Linaria pseudolaxiflora
Linaria pseudoviscosa
Linaria purpurea
Linaria pyramidalis
Linaria ramosa
Linaria reflexa
Linaria remotiflora
Linaria repens
Linaria ricardoi
Linaria riffea
Linaria rubioides
Linaria salzmannii
Linaria satureioides
Linaria saxatilis
Linaria schelkownikowii
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Linaria tenuis
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Linaria tristis
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