Linaria kurdica Boiss. & Hohen. in Boiss., Diagn. P1. Or. Nov. ser. 1 l(4): 73 (1844).
Glaucous perennial, glabrous except for inflorescence; fertile stems numerous or rarely solitary, 30-90 cm, erect, branched above or sometimes simple usually densely leafy; sterile stems rarely present. Leaves of fertile stems flat or the uppermost somewhat revolute, alternate; leaves of sterile stems similar to those of fertile stems but smaller. Inflorescence with 10-40 (-60) flowers, dense in flower, becoming more or less lax in fruit. Bracts 1.5-5 (-8) mm, linear to narrowly ovate, acute. Pedicels erect. Calyx-lobes subequal, the margins scarious, white. Corolla bright yellow or tinged with reddish-brown, the veins often red, brown or violet; spur straight or scarcely curved, shorter than rest of corolla. Capsule 5-7 mm, globose or broadly ovoid, glandular-puberulent towards apex. Seeds 2-2.5 mm, oblong-reniform, black; wing 0.4-0.5 mm broad; disc tuberculate or with some ridges, sometimes smooth; tubercles conical, obtuse or rounded, sometimes anastomosed to form short, radiating ridges, sometimes absent. Modified from Sutton (1988).
SW Asia. An Iq Ir Rs(Ka).
Type: IRAQ: in declivibus calcareis montis Gara Kurdistaniae, 10 viii 1841 Kotschy 391 (holo. G!, iso.? BM! E! JE! K! LE!).