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Overview

Comprehensive Description

Miscellaneous Details

"Notes: Western Ghats, Evergreen Forests, Cultivated/Escape, Native of Mediterranean Region"
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Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Maharashtra: Satara Karnataka: Widely cultivated Tamil Nadu: Nilgiri
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Distribution in Egypt

Nile and Mediterranean region, eastern desert, Gebel Elba and Sinai.

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Global Distribution

Atlantic Islands, southern and western Europe, north Africa, southwest and southern central Asia.

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Distribution in Egypt

Nile and Mediterranean regions, eastern desert, Gebel Elba, and Sinai.

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N. Africa, Europe, Himalaya, occasionally naturalised in India.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Elevation Range

1300-2500 m
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Diagnostic Description

Diagnostic

Habit: Herb
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Ecology

Associations

In Great Britain and/or Ireland:
Foodplant / parasite
Golovinomyces orontii parasitises live Misopates orontium

Foodplant / saprobe
acervulus of Heteropatella coelomycetous anamorph of Heteropatella antirrhini is saprobic on overwintered, dead stem of Misopates orontium

Foodplant / shot hole causer
sessile sporodochium of Myrothecium dematiaceous anamorph of Myrothecium roridum causes shot holes on live leaf of Misopates orontium
Remarks: Other: uncertain

Foodplant / parasite
sporangium of Peronospora antirrhini parasitises live Misopates orontium
Other: unusual host/prey

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Life History and Behavior

Life Expectancy

Annual.

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Misopates orontium

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Misopates orontium

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 6
Specimens with Barcodes: 9
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Wikipedia

Misopates orontium

Weasel's snout (Misopates orontium) is a herbaceous annual plant of the family Plantaginaceae. It is a native of disturbed ground in Europe. It is also naturalised as a weed in other parts of the world such as North America. The pink flowers resemble a miniature Snapdragon and are followed by a hairy green fruit which is said to resemble a weasel's snout.

Also called Lesser Snapdragon or Calf's Snout.

Taxonomy[edit]

Alternatively considered as the type species of section Orontium, genus Antirrhinum.

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