3945.000 Linum L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs, rarely shrublets. Flowers in terminal cymes, 5-merous. Sepals undivided. Stamens 5, sometimes alternating with staminodes. Ovary 5-locular. Styles 5. Fruit a 5-locular 10-valved capsule with 2-seeded loculi

Worldwide: 180 species in temperate and subtropical zones, especially in the Mediterranean area.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
holstii Engl.N
thunbergii Eckl. & Zeyh.N,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Linum:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Linum
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Linum
Flora of Mozambique: Linum
Flora of Zambia: Linum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Linum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Linum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Linum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Linum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Linum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Linum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Linum
JSTOR Plant Science: Linum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Linum
Plants of the World Online: Linum
Tropicos: Linum
Wikipedia: Linum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Linum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=792, retrieved 12 April 2024

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