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Taxon: Linum africanum L.

Genus: Linum
Family: Linaceae
Subfamily: Linoideae
Nomen number: 22321
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:280. 1753
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/358299
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 19-Jul-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Cape Province]


  1. Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62
  2. Bond, P. & P. Goldblatt. 1984. Plants of the Cape Flora, J. S. African Bot. suppl. vol. 13.
  3. Diederichsen, A. 2007. Ex situ collections of cultivated flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) and other species of the genus Linum L.. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 54:661-678. Note: this review recognized Linum africanum as a member of section Linastrum, noting that taxonomic determination of accessions attributed to this species "are doubtful"
  4. Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960-. Flora zambesiaca. Note: mentions
  5. Gill, K. S. & D. M. Yermanos. 1967. Cytogenetic studies on the genus Linum I. Hybrids among taxa with 15 as the haploid chromosome number. Crop Sci. (Madison) 7:623-627.
  6. Kwon, Y. K. & D.-S. Kim. 2001. Herbicide-resistant genetically-modified crop: its risks with an emphasis on gene flow. Weed Biol. Managem. 1:42-52. Note: mentions as crossable with Linum usitatissimum
  7. McDill, J. et al. 2009. The phylogeny of Linum and Linaceae subfamily Linoideae, with implications for their systematics, biogeography, and evolution of heterostyly. Syst. Bot. 34:386-405. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  8. African plant database. Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques Ville de Geneve.

Check other web resources for Linum africanum L. :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=22321. Accessed 25 May 2020.