Linaria ramosa (Kar. & Kir.) Kuprian., Acta Znst. Bot. Acad. Sct. URSS ser. 1 9: 48 (1950)
Perennial, more or less glabrous throughout or puberulent in inflorescence, propagating vegetatively by adventitious root-buds; fertile stems 1-numerous, 35-40 cm, ascending to suberect, usually much-branched above, usually violet-tinged below, sparsely leafy; sterile stems not seen. Leaves 15-50 x 0.5-1.1 (-1.4) mm, the length (7-) 30-50 x breadth, mostly filiform or the lowermost broader, acute, revolute, attenuate, alternate. Inflorescence with 3-10 flowers, lax in flower and fruit. Bracts 2-6 mm, linear, acute. Pedicels erect, 2-3 mm in flower, 3-5 mm in fruit. Calyx-lobes more or less equal, 2.5-3 x 0.8-1.1 mm, oblong-lanceolate or oblong, obtuse, glabrous or sparsely glandular-puberulent. Corolla (20-) 23-29 mm, violet to pinkish-lilac; tube 3.5-5.5 mm broad at mouth; adaxial lip sinus 1.5-2 mm; abaxial lip sinus 0.6-1.4 mm; spur (9-) 12-15 mm, 1.3-2 mm broad at base, slender, straight or scarcely curved, acute, somewhat exceeding or sometimes subequalling rest of corolla. Capsule 3-5 x 3-5 mm, globose, sparsely glandular-puberulent towards apex. Seeds 2.7-3 mm, oblong-reniform, blackish-grey; wing 0.6-0.8 mm broad; disc oblong-reniform, smooth. Modified from Sutton (1988).
Russian Central Asia. Rs(Cb Ce).
Type: USSR: in arenosis Songariae inter fontem Sassyk-Pastau et montes Arganaty, nec non prope fl. Lepsa, vi 1841 Karelin & Kiriloff 1785 (holo. MW?, iso. BM! K! LE!, photo. BM!).