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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Plantaginaceae
Tribus: Antirrhineae
Subtribus: Antirrhininae
Genus: Sairocarpus
Species: S. cornutus – S. costatus – S. coulterianus – S. elmeri – S. kingii – S. multiflorus – S. nuttallianus – S. pusillus – S. subcordatus – S. vexillocalyculatus – S. virga – S. watsonii

Sairocarpus D.A.Sutton Revis. Antirrhineae 461–477, f. 123–125, 126.1, 126.2, 126.4. (1988)

Type species: Sairocarpus nuttallianus (Benth.) D.A. Sutton Revis. Antirrhineae 464. (1988)


Antirrhinum sect. Saerorhinum. If Antirrhinum s.s is being used.


Sutton, D.. 1988. A Revision of the Tribe Antirrhineae 461–477, f. 123–125, 126.1, 126.2, 126.4.
Barringer, K. 2013. New combinations in Sairocarpus (Plantaginaceae), Phytoneuron 2013-34: 1–3. Available on line [1]. Accessed 2014 June 2.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Sairocarpus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2014 May 31. Reference page. 2014. Sairocarpus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 31 May 2014.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Sairocarpus. Published online. Accessed: May 31 2014.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Sairocarpus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Sairocarpus is a genus of the family Plantaginaceae, and is one of a group of plants commonly known as 'snapdragons'. It has twelve accepted species[1] and is being considered to include many species formerly considered as New World species of Antirrhinum.[2]


Selected species include;

Sairocarpus cornutus (Benth.) D.A. Sutton - Spurred snapdragon
Sairocarpus costatus (Wiggins) D.A. Sutton
Sairocarpus coulterianus (Benth.) D.A. Sutton - Coulter's snapdragon
Sairocarpus kingii (S. Watson) D.A. Sutton - Least snapdragon
Sairocarpus multiflorus (Pennell) D.A. Sutton
Sairocarpus nuttallianus (Benth.) D.A. Sutton
Sairocarpus subcordatus (A. Gray) D.A. Sutton
Sairocarpus vexillocalyculatus (Kellogg) D.A. Sutton
Sairocarpus virga (A. Gray) D.A. Sutton
Sairocarpus watsonii (Vasey & Rose) D.A. Sutton


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Barringer K. 2013. New combinations in Sairocarpus (Plantaginaceae). Phytoneuron 2013-34: 1–3. Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine


Vargas P, JA Rosselló, R Oyama, J Güemes. 2004 Molecular evidence for naturalness of genera in the tribe Antirrhineae (Scrophulariaceae) and three independent evolutionary lineages from the New World and the Old. Plant Syst Evol 249:151–172.

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