Linaria salzmannii Boiss., Voy. Bot. Midi Esp. 2: 456, tab. 128 (1839), excl. var. flava.
Annual, glabrous except for glandular-pubescent inflorescence and long, white, flexuous, eglandular hairs on sterile stems or at base of fertile stems; fertile stems 1-7 (-12), 7-25 cm, decumbent to ascending, mostly simple; sterile stems 5-25, prostrate or procumbent. Leaves of fertile stems 5-27 x 0.5-1.7 (-2.2) mm, linear, obtuse, flat, 3-verticillate below, alternate above; leaves of sterile stems elliptic to oblanceolate, obtuse, opposite to 4-verticillate. Inflorescence with 2-8 flowers, dense in flower, becoming lax in fruit. Bracts 1.5-4 mm, linear, obtuse. Pedicels 4-8 mm in flower, 5.5-18 mm in fruit, erect, adnate for 0.25-0.5 of length to stem. Calyx-lobes 2.8-3.5 x 0.7-0.9 (-1.3) mm, linear, subacute, the margin scarious, tinged with purple. Corolla 22-27 mm, deep violet with yellow palate; tube 3.5-4 mm broad; adaxial lip sinus 2-4 mm; abaxial lip sinus 0.9-1.1 mm; spur 11-14 mm, 1.7-2.2 mm broad at base, straight, more or less equalling rest of corolla. Style bifid. Capsule 3-4 x 1.8-3.5 mm, oblong, glabrous; loculi subequal, each loculus dehiscing by 3 teeth. Seeds 0.55-0.7 mm, transversely ridged, blackish-grey; transverse ridges 6-8, discrete or rarely anastomosed, rounded; periclinal wall of testa-cells verruculate, the margins scarcely raised except for small rounded papilla towards ridge-apex, the median papilla absent. Modified from Sutton (1988).
2n = 12 (Viano, 1974: 329).
S Spain (Málaga). Hs.
Type: SPAIN: Málaga; in arenosis regionis montanae, Salzmann s.n. (syn. G?); in via a Granada ad pagum Guejar, 3500 ft, Boissier s.n. (syn. G-BOIS?).