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.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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thunbergii Eckl. & Zeyh.EMcDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Linum:

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Flora of Caprivi: Linum
Flora of Malawi: Linum
Flora of Mozambique: Linum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Linum

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Linum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Linum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Linum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Linum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Linum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Linum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=792, retrieved 19 September 2020

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