Linaria iranica Hamdi & Assadi

, Novon 18(3): 340 (-343; figs. 1-2) (2008).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Novon; a Journal for Botanical Nomenclature. St. Louis, MO
18(3): 340 (-343; figs. 1-2)
Date of Publication
2 Sep 2008
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
M. Mirtadzadini s.n.
Girouft, alt. 1300–1600 m
Collection Date
10 May 1998
Type Herbaria
holotype TARI
Distribution Of Types
Kerman (Iran, Western Asia, Asia-Temperate)


Linaria iranica differs from L. tenuis in the smaller corollas (7–8 mm vs. 12–17 mm), longer spurs relative to the remaining corolla, smaller capsules (3–3.2 mm vs. 3.5–6 mm), and the ornamentation of seed surfaces. (vide abstract). Distribution, Habitat, and Iucn Red List Category. Linaria iranica ... is presumably endemic. It seems to be limited to the upper alpine climatic zone (Kerman subprovince, Iran-Turanian region) (Zohary, 1963, 1973). From a phytosociological point of view, it is part of the grassland communities in Iran. The conservation status of the new species is considered to be incomplete according to IUCN Red List criteria (IUCN, 2001), with an assessment of Data Deficient (DD).