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Common name

English: Lesser Snapdragon

German: Feldlöwenmaul

Portuguese: Focinho-de-rato, Samacalo

Spanish: Cabeza de Muerto


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Scrophulariales (79)

        Family: Scrophulariaceae (40)(family description)

          Genus: Misopates (2)

            Epithet: orontium (L.) Raf. (1)

Synonym: Antirrhinum orontium L.

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


Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet, pink

External links

Check for Misopates orontium at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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