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Linum usitatissimum L.
Family : LINACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 277 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Linum
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Linum usitatissimum L. subsp. usitatissimum
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Linum moroderorum Pau (1911)
=Linum usitatissimum var. imperforatum Strobl
=Linum usitatissimum var. submicranthum Hochr.
=Linum humile Mill. (1768)
 
Taxon infra-specific
Linum usitatissimum L. subsp. usitatissimum
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : erect annual herb grown for its seeds (oil) and fibre;
Ecology : is sometimes an escape from (upland) cultivation and persisting on waste and abandoned cultivated ground.

Bibliography for North Africa :
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  • Fl. Arch. Madeira : 33 (1914). 
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  • List. Esp. Sylv. Canarias : 114 (2004).
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More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 11102
 
Record n°11102 modified 2009-09-24
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