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Published: 2017-03-14

Linaria becerrae (Plantaginaceae), a new endemic species from the southern Spain, and remarks on what Linaria salzmannii is and is not

Departamento de Botánica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Granada, C/ Fuentenueva s/n, ES-18001 Granada, Spain
Departamento de Biología y Geología, CECOUAL, Universidad de Almería, ES-04120 Almería, Spain
C/ Castillo 5, bajo F, ES-18140 La Zubia, Granada, Spain
Antirrhineae endemic plants Iberian Peninsula taxonomy Eudicots


A new species of the genus Linaria is described, illustrated and compared with its morphologically closest relatives from L. sect. Versicolores: L. salzmannii, L. viscosa and L. spartea. Furthermore, the identity of L. salzmannii, with which it has been usually misidentified, is discussed. The new species occurs on molasse substrates, forming part of communities of ephemeral annual herbs, in the province of Málaga (southern Spain), near the locality El Chorro. Synonymy is revised for the concerned names, and an identification key is reported for the Iberian taxa of L. sect. Versicolores.