Linum

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Contains 11 accepted taxa overall.

Family:LINACEAE
Common Name:FLAX
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus

Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order MALPIGHIALES
FamilyLINACEAE
Genus Linum

Citation

Citation LINUM Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 277. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Linum usitatissimum Linnaeus Lectotypified by Small, in Britton, N. Amer. Fl. 25: 67. 1907.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Linum arenicola SAND FLAX
Linum carteri CARTER'S FLAX; EVERGLADES FLAX
Linum carteri var. smallii SMALL'S FLAX
Linum floridanum FLORIDA YELLOW FLAX
Linum grandiflorum FLOWERING FLAX
Linum macrocarpum SPRING HILL FLAX
Linum medium var. texanum STIFF YELLOW FLAX
Linum striatum RIDGED YELLOW FLAX
Linum sulcatum GROOVED FLAX
Linum usitatissimum COMMON FLAX
Linum westii WEST'S FLAX

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Adenolinum Adenolinum Reichenbach, Handb. Nat. Pfl.-Syst. 306. 1837. TYPE: Non designatus.
Cathartolinum Cathartolinum Reichenbach, Handb. Nat. Pfl.-Syst. 306. 1837. TYPE: Cathartolinum pratense Reichenbach, nom. illegit. (Linum catharticum Linnaeus; Cathartolinum catharticum (Linnaeus) Small) Lectotypified by Small, in Britton, N. Amer. Fl. 25: 69. 1907.
Cliococca Cliococca Babington, Proc. Linn. Soc. London 1: 90. 1841. TYPE: Cliococca tenuifolia Babington
Linopsis Linopsis Reichenbach, Handb. Nat. Pfl.-Syst. 306. 1837. TYPE: Non designatus.
Meiapinon Meiapinon Rafinesque, Fl. Tellur. 3: 32. 1837 ("1836"). TYPE: Meiapinon saginoides Rafinesque
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