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Linaria nigricans Lange
Family Plantaginaceae
Linaria nigricans Lange APNI*

Description: Annual, glabrous or minutely glandular-pubescent in inflorescence. Stems up to 17 cm long, bending, ascending, simple or freely branched.

Leaves, mostly alternate, the lowest whorled, 5 -12 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, linear oblong to broadly elliptical, obtuse, blackening on drying.

Racemes lax, with 3–8 flowers; pedicels 4–10 mm, exceeding bracts. Calyx 3–4 mm long, lobes oblong, subacute, equal. Corolla 11–13 mm long, violet or lilac, palate white; spur 7–8 mm long, straight.

Capsule 3.5–4 mm long; seeds c. 0.4 mm long, trigonous and crescent-shaped, minutely rugulose-tuberculate.


Flowering: Spring – Summer.

Distribution and occurrence: NT; Native of Spain.

Found as a weed along railway tracks at Tenterfield.
NSW subdivisions: *NT
AVH map***

Text by Louisa Murray (2004)
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APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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