Linaria peltieri Batt., Bull. Soc. Hist. Nat. Afr. Nord 12(7): 156 (1921).
Glabrous annual; fertile stems usually numerous, 5-7 cm, decumbent to ascending, muchbranched at base; sterile stems absent or few. Leaves of fertile stems 8-18 x 2-7 mm, obovate, broadly elliptic or oblong, obtuse to subacute, attenuate, opposite or 3-verticillate below, alternate above; leaves of sterile stems 4-8 x 1.5-3 mm, oblong to obovate, mostly 3-verticillate.Inflorescence somewhat dense in flower, becoming lax in fruit. Pedicels 1.5-2.5 mm in flower, up to 5 mm in fruit, erect. Bracts (4-) 5-7 (-10) x 1.5-3 mm, ovate-lanceolate or elliptic, leaflike below. Calyx-lobes subequal, 4-9 x 1.4-2 mm, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, acute. Corolla 15-17 mm, reddish-purple, the palate white or yellow, often reticulated with purple, the tube with deep yellow markings; spur 6-7 mm, l.5-2 mm broad at base, shorter than rest of corolla. Capsule 4-5 mm, subglobose. Seeds 0.8-1 mm, irregularly trigonous or tetrahedral, the margins acute with more or less prominent longitudinal ridges, the intervening faces finely reticulate-alveolate, blackish-grey; hilum subbasal, narrow; periclinal wall of testa-cells tabular, verrucate or rugulate, that of cells from base of alveolae with median papilla. Modified from Sutton (1988).
2n = 12 (Reese, 1957: 610).
Type: ALGERIA: [SS1]; Sud-Oraneis, Iglei Peltíer s.n. (holo.? (cf. Viano, 1978b: 234) MPUherb. Maire).