Cymbalaria pallida
Plantaginaceae - Cymbalaria pallida.JPEG
Flowers of Cymbalaria pallida
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Cymbalaria
C. pallida
Binomial name
Cymbalaria pallida
(Ten.) Wettst.
  • Antirrhinum pallidum Ten.
  • Antirrhinum pubescens Ten.
  • Cymbalaria pallida var. beguinotii (Cuf.) Cuf.
  • Linaria apennina Tausch
  • Linaria pallida (Ten.) Guss.
  • Linaria pallida (Ten.) Ten.
  • Linaria pallida var. beguinotii Cuf.
  • Linaria pilosa var. longicalcarata Regel
  • Linaria pubescens Sprengel

Cymbalaria pallida is a flowering plant belonging to the family Plantaginaceae.[1][2]


Cymbalaria pallida is a perennial plant, 5–15 centimetres (2.0–5.9 in) high, with a short, pubescent and prostrate-ascending stem and opposite, fleshy, kidney-shaped leaves. Calyx is densely hairy, with rounded lobes; corolla is 8–10 millimetres (0.31–0.39 in) wide, violet-lillac, with white center tinged with yellow and purple and ovate lobes in the lower petals. Spur is cylindrical, 8–10 millimetres (0.31–0.39 in) long. These plants bloom from June to August.[3][4]


This species in an Italian endemism. It can be found in major mountain areas, mainly in the Apennines of Abruzzo, at an elevation of 1,500–2,500 metres (4,900–8,200 ft) above sea level.[4]


  • Angiosperm Phylogeny Group, An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants: APG III, in Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 161(2 ): 105–121, 2009, DOI:10.1111/j.1095-8339.2009.00996.x


  1. ^ Catalogue of life
  2. ^ The International Plant Names List
  3. ^ Giovanni Galetti, Abruzzo in fiore, Edizioni Menabò - Cooperativa Majambiente, 2008
  4. ^ a b Acta Plantarum

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