Linaria corifolia Desf., Ann. Mus. Hist. Nat. (Paris) 11: 53, tab. 3 (1808).
Glaucous perennial, glabrous or shortly glandular-pubescent; fertile stems 1-several, 12-40 cm, ascending to erect, laxly branched above; sterile stems often present. Leaves of fertile stems 10-45 x 0.4-1.4 mm, the length 25-50 x breadth, filiform to linear, acute, the margins revolute, mostly alternate; leaves of sterile stems similar but mostly alternate or irregularly verticillate. Inflorescence many-flowered, lax in flower and fruit. Bracts 1-3 mm, linear-lanceolate, acute. Pedicels erect, 1.5-4 mm in flower, 2-8 mm in fruit. Calyx-lobes 1.3-2.5 x 0.5-0.8 mm, lanceolate to oblong-ovate, acute, the margins scarious, white. Corolla 9-11 mm, pale lilac or rarely greenish-yellow; tube 1.5-2.5 mm broad; adaxial lip sinus 2-4.5 mm; abaxial lip sinus 1.2-1.5 mm; spur 2-3.5 mm, 0.6-1 mm broad at base, narrowly conical, straight, acute to subobtuse, much shorter than rest of corolla. Capsule 2-4 x 2.2-3.2 mm, more or less globose, emarginate, glabrous. Seeds 1.2-1.5 mm, crescenti-trigonous to tetrahedral, black; longitudinal marginal ridges 0.05-0.1 mm high, the intervening faces with rounded, anastomosed ridges; periclinal wall of testa-cells tabular or tabular-concave, rugulate except towards margins, that of cells from interstices usually with median papilla, the papillae slender, conical, acute. Modified from Sutton (1988).
2n = 12 (Viano, 1972).
SW Asia. An Ls Rs(Ka).
Type: [TURKEY]: Armenia circa Karput, “Linaria orientalis coris folio, flore leucophaeo” Tournefort s.n. (holo. P-Tourn. -965, photo. E!).