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Taxon: Linum decumbens Desf.

Genus: Linum
Family: Linaceae
Subfamily: Linoideae
Nomen number: 22331
Place of publication: Fl. atlant. 1:278, t. 79. 1798
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 19-Jul-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (s. & Sardinia, Sicily)


  1. Fu, Y.-B. & R. G. Allaby. 2010. Phylogenetic network of Linum species as revealed by non-coding chloroplast DNA sequences. Genet. Resources Crop Evol. 57:667-677.
  2. 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.
  3. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  4. 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
  5. Muravenko, O. V. et al. 2009. Comparison of genomes of eight species of sections Linum and Adenolinum from the genus Linum based on chromosome banding, molecular markers and RAPD analysis. Genetica 135:245-255. Note: this study included Linum decumbens, n=8
  6. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  7. Yurkevich, O. Y. et al. 2009. Chromosome numbers of some species from the sections Linum, Adenolinum, and Stellerolinum of the genus Linum (Linaceae). Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 94:588-595. Note: n=8

Check other web resources for Linum decumbens Desf. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • 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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=22331. Accessed 22 October 2019.