Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Linaceae - Flax family

Robson, N.K.B. (1963) Linaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs, lianes or herbs. Stipules usually present. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple, entire. Flowers in terminal or axillary cymes, actinomorphic, bisexual. Sepals (4-)5. Petals (4-)5, contorted in bud. Stamens (4-)5-10. Ovary superior, 2-5-locular. Styles 5, free or united at the base. Fruit a capsule or drupe. Seeds smooth, flat.

Worldwide: 14 genera and 250 species, cosmopolitan.

Zambia: 2 genera and 3 taxa.

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Hugonia L.Description
Linum L.Description

Other sources of information about Linaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Linaceae
Flora of Malawi: Linaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Linaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Linaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Linaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Linaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Family page: Linaceae.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=120, retrieved 24 March 2017

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