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Taxon: Linaria maroccana Hook. f.

Genus: Linaria
Family: Plantaginaceae tribe: Antirrhineae. Also placed in: Scrophulariaceae Veronicaceae
Nomen number: 22288
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 98: t. 5983. 1872
Comment: plants cultivated under this name are probably complex hybrids which differ from the wild Moroccan plants
Name verified on: 26-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-Apr-1998
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • annual toadflax   (Source: BSBI ) – English

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: ornamental features   (fide Rev Antirrh 425. 1988, see comment)

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Morocco [Atlas Mts.]


  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. [prob. L. maroccana hort.].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. [prob. L. maroccana hort.].
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931–1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [prob. L. maroccana hort.].
  • Sutton, D. A. 1988. A revision of the tribe Antirrhineae. 438. [L. maroccana hort. = complex hybrid perhaps involving L. gharbensis, L. bipartita, and L. maroccana].

Check other web resources for Linaria maroccana Hook. f.:


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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