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Common name

English: Pale Weasel's-Snout

German: Blasses Löwenmaul


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Scrophulariales (79)

        Family: Scrophulariaceae (40)(family description)

          Genus: Misopates (2)

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

Synonyms: Antirrhinum jamaicense Fisch. ex Colla, Antirrhinum orontium var. grandiflorum Chav., Antirrhinum orontium var. leiocarpum Pau, Antirrhinum theodorii Sennen & Mauricio

calycinum => nature or form of a calyx

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, sub-tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, white

External links

Check for Misopates calycinum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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