Taxon: Linum grandiflorum Desf.

Genus: Linum
Family: Linaceae
Subfamily: Linoideae
Nomen number: 22335
Place of publication: Fl. atlant. 1:277, t. 78. 1798
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Apr-2004
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of flax (based on crosses with flax resulting in lack of F1 hybrids fide Crop Sci 48:831. 2008)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • Africa
  • Northern America

    • United States

  • Cultivated


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  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. 2000 (Zander ed16)
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  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jhala, A. J. et al. 2008. Potential hybridization of flax with weedy and wild relatives: an avenue for movement of engineered genes? Crop Sci. (Madison) 48:825-840.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
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  • 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.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)


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