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Linaria pseudolaxiflora   (Maltese Toadflax)


Linaria pseudolaxiflora  (PLANTAGINACEAE.) 
Images for this profile are taken from the Maltese Islands after year 2000.

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Profile Date Mar-2006 (taxon update: Mar-2006)
Citation for this page Mifsud, S. (2022). Linaria pseudolaxiflora - datasheet created on Mar-2006. Retrieved from MaltaWildPlants.com on 06-Feb-2023

Nomenclature and Basic Information

Species name :

Linaria pseudolaxifloraLojac.
Published in Fl. Sic. 2(2): 132 (1907)

Synonyms :
(basionym or principal syn.)

No Main Synonyms

Plant Family :

Plantaginaceae Juss. (The Plantain Family)
32 species from the Plantaginaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.

English name(s) :

Maltese Toadflax

Maltese name(s) :

Papoċċi ta' Malta, Xetbet l-Art Maltija

Status for Malta :

Subendemic. Found in Malta and neighbouring territories such as in Sicily, Lampedusa, Pantelleria, and other islands.

Frequency :

Very Common     Common    Frequent     Scarce     Rare    Very rare    Extinct

Growth form :

Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: THEROPHYTE ( annual plants, herbaceous )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon

Legal Protection :

Protected by law: Schedule III of [S.L. 549.44] (Conservation requires the designation of SAC)

Red List (1989) :

Threatened status for the Maltese Islands and has been listed in the Red Data Book (1st ed.)

Flowering Time :

March – May

Colour of Flowers:

Violet or White

Toxicity:

Not particularly toxic

Name Derivation :

Linaria: "From the Latin ""linum"" which means flax, referring to the resemblance of leaves of many species to the flax plant ". (Latin origin )
pseudolaxiflora: Reference to close resemblance to the species Linaria laxiflora where the connotation pseudo , meaning false, is used to indicate that it looks but is not that plant. (Latin origin )

Planting in rural areas :

Can be planted in rural areas according to ERA Guidelines


Description, Habitat and Distribution
Habitat in Europe: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Preferred habitat in Malta: Rocky and stony arid places such as garigue, cliffs and walls.
Botanical Description: Data will be available in the next update of this website.
Distributional range: Gozo, Linosa, Lampedusa, Malta.

Distributional map in Europe
and the Mediterranean region (2018):
Occurrences in Europe.
(from Flora Europaea pre year 1993):
Sicily and/or Malta
Occurrences in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
(from Euro+Med Checklist, 2019)
  Country codes  
? Si(M S)

Links & Further literature (3 papers)

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GBIF

Med Checklist

Cat. of Life

EoL

IPNI

World Flora Online

Plants of the World Online

Vienna Virt. Herb.

RBGE Herbarium

KEW Herbarium

MNHN

Arkive

IUCN

CABI
Assessment of Linaria pseudolaxiflora for IUCN Redlist Stephen Mifsud & Gianniantonia Domina  (2019)
Distribution of some rare or endemic chasmophytic and rupestral species growing along the coastal cliffs of the Maltese Islands Stephen Mifsud  (2013)
Updates in the Flora of the Maltese Islands (Central Mediterranean) Stephen Mifsud  (2007)
Kindly Email if there are papers and publications about local studies or information about this species to be included in the list above.

Species Images (34 images)
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-0.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-1.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-2.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-3.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-4.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-5.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-6.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-7.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-8.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-9.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-10.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-11.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-12.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-13.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-14.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-15.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-16.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-17.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-18.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-19.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-20.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-21.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-22.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-23.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-24.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-25.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-26.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-27.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-28.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-29.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-30.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-31.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-32.
   Linaria pseudolaxiflora   -   Image Code: LNRPS-33.

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