Linaria bordiana subsp. kralikiana (Maire) D.A.Sutton

Revis. tribe Antirrhineae 440 (1988)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Extinct

Establishment means:Introduced

Slender erect annual 14–25(–35) cm high. Short non-flowering shoots with leaves in whorls of 3 or 4, obovate or oblong-elliptic, 10–23 mm long, 1.5–5.5 mm wide; flowering shoots with erect, alternate leaves, filiform or linear, 7–48 mm long, 0.4–2.5(–3.5) mm wide. Inflorescence few–many-flowered, dense, at least in flower; bracts 2.5–7 mm long; pedicels 4–5 mm long in flower, 6–12 mm long in fruit. Sepals 3.5–6 mm long; corolla 13–23 mm long, purple, crimson or deep pink with a yellow or orange palate, spur backwards-directed from tube, 7–10 mm long, upper lip with divergent lobes pointed forward or recurved, lower lip shorter than upper lip, with lobes pointed forward or recurved. Capsule oblong-ovoid, 2.5–4 mm long; seeds transversely ridged, wingless. Recorded flowering in Victoria in Oct.

Native to Algeria.

Collected twice in Victoria both in western Victoria (St Arnaud and near Horsham), but not collected in the last 50 years.

Created by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2016-06-15
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-01-08