Linaria dalmatica (L.) Mill. ssp. dalmatica

Family: Plantaginaceae

Pertinent Synonyms & Notes (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other synonyms)

Linaria genistifolia (L.) Mill. ssp. dalmatica (L.) Maire & Petitm.

Pertinent Common Names (particularly those used in California; go to GRIN for other common names)

Dalmatian toadflax

Primary Disseminule Type


Description (diagnostics are in brown)

Fruit a globose dehiscent capsule 3–7 mm diameter.

Seed an irregularly-shaped pyramid (triangular in lateral view) with distinctly ridged (almost winged) edges, 1–1.5 mm long x 0.5–1 mm wide. Surface with large angular spaces created by a maze of high ridges, finish of ridges is cobblestone-like, dark metallic black with iridescence seen under high magnification.

Hilum subterminal, a conspicuously flared scar ca. 0.3–0.5 mm long at the end of a distinct longitudinal ridge on the ventral side.

Risk Assessment (codes in yellow or red indicate cause for concern; assessments are current as of mid-2011; click AUQP, NZBORIC, or NZBPI for access to the most recent versions of these databases and possible assessment changes)