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Common name

English: Pale Weasel's-Snout

German: Blasses Löwenmaul


Kingdom: Plantae (2634)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2145)

      Order: Lamiales (178)

        Family: Plantaginaceae (16)(family description)

          Genus: Misopates (2)

            Epithet: calycinum (Lam.) Rothm. (3)

Synonyms: Antirrhinum calycinum Lam., Antirrhinum elegans Ten., Antirrhinum grandiflorum (Chav.) Batt. & Trabut, Antirrhinum jamaicense Fisch. ex Colla, Antirrhinum orontium var. grandiflorum Chav., Antirrhinum orontium var. leiocarpum Pau, Antirrhinum theodori Sennen & Mauricio, Antirrhinum theodorii Sennen & Mauricio, Misopates orontium Valdés (Chav.), Orontium calycinum (Vent.) Pers.

calycinum => nature or form of a calyx

elegans => graceful, neat, nice

grandiflorum => with flowers larger than the normal

jamaicense => from Jamaica

orontium => from German Orant, no relation to genus Orontium named after a plant found on the river Orontes in Syria

theodorii => in honor of Theodor Karl Julius Herzog (1880-1961), German bryologist and phytogeographer


Climate: temperate

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, white

External links

Check for Misopates calycinum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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