Linaria transiliensis Kuprian., Acta Znst. Bot. Acad. Sct. URSS ser. 1 9: 69 (1950).
Glaucous perennial, more or less glabrous throughout, reproducing vegetatively from adventitious buds on roots; fertile stems 1-15, (11-) 30-50 cm, ascending to suberect, simple or sparingly branched above, densely or somewhat sparsely leafy throughout or leafless for up to 3 cm below inflorescence; sterile stems occasionally present, few, decumbent to ascending. Leaves of fertile stems (15-) 20-50 x (1-) 1.7-2.5 (-6) mm, the length (5-) 10-35 x breadth, linear or narrowly oblong, acute, mostly flat, attenuate, alternate; leaves of sterile stems similar to but smaller than leaves of fertile stems. Inflorescence with 5-16 flowers, somewhat dense to lax in flower, lax in fruit, the axis more or less straight. Bracts 1.5-4 mm, linear-lanceolate, acute. Pedicels (0.5-) 3-5 mm in flower and fruit, erect. Calyx-lobes more or less equal, 2-3.7 x 1.5-2 mm, ovate to lanceolate, acute or subacute, glabrous or with few scattered hairs towards base, the margins very narrowly scarious towards base. Corolla 24-31 mm, lilac, sparsely glandular-puberulent externally; tube 4-6 mm broad at mouth; adaxial lip sinus 1.8-2.2 mm; abaxial lip sinus 1.2-2.3 mm; spur (l0-) 12-15 mm, 1.5-2 mm broad at base, slender, straight or somewhat curved, somewhat shorter than or equalling rest of corolla. Capsule 5-6 x 4.5-5.5 mm, subglobose, glabrous. Seeds 2.7-4 mm, oblong-reniform to suborbicular, black, shiny; wing 0.5-1.1 mm broad; disc reniform, smooth. Modified from Sutton (1988).
Soviet Central Asia, NW China? NE Afghanistan?. Af? Ch(Xn)? Rs(Ce).
Type: USSR: Kasachstania; Alatau Transiliensis, in fissura Ssjugati, 17 vi 1937 Goloskokov s.n. (holo. LE, photo. BM!)