from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of herbs and subshrubs having showy flowers: spurred snapdragon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of herbs, rarely shrubs, of the order Scrophularineæ and tribe Antirrhineæ, characterized by a spurred corolla with a prominent palate, and stamens in which the anther-cells are distinct; toad-flax.
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- n. genus of herbs and subshrubs having showy flowers: spurred snapdragon
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Four strictly protected species, all national endemics, occur: Linaria tursica (VU), Micropyropsis tuberosa (VU), Gaudinia hispanica (VU), and Vulpia fontquerana (EN).
About 2,000 vascular plant species, of which between 10 to 20% are endemics – i.e. Genista berberidea, Aquilegia discolor, Armeria maritima, A. Pubigera, Cytisus ingramii, Linaria faucicola, Petrocoptis viscosa, P. grandiflora.
= Clarkia elegans; = Dimorphotheca; = Gypsophila elegans =; Linaria;
Linaria common on old pagodas; Calanchoe, Sedum, Pommereulla, Vinca rosea, Tectona Hamiltoniana, but not of such size as at Male.
Verbascum, Euphorbia linearifolia, Linaria ditto, Mentha: no change in water plants, or in those of the sward, Chenopod.faemin. villos, coarse grass, No. 998, common; the chief new feature is _Ruwash_, the dead red leaves of which are abundant.
The mountains continued the same in the gorge, until we came to limestone cliffs, which afforded a peculiar vegetation, Linaria retephioides,
We were encamped close to the cliffy termination of a limestone range, in which Linaria, Trichodesma, Cynoglossum, Ruwash, Labiata, and a most singular Telepheoid polygalous looking plant were found.
The terraces here are fronted with stones: Lemna occurred in water; Linaria on rocks; Conaria and a fleshy Euphorbia, this last, about villages.
_Linaria_, _Viola_, &c., while in cases of synanthy suppression of some of the parts of the flower, and specially of the stamens, is of very common occurrence.
It would be very interesting if some competent naturalist would collect information as to whether any variations in degree of fertility exist in the three forms of flowers in _Linaria_, viz. the ordinary one-spurred form, which is intermediate between the spur-less and the five-spurred form.