Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Malpighiales

Linaceae - Flax family

Robson, N.K.B. (1963) Linaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1)

Description of the family

Trees, shrubs, lianes or herbs. Stipules usually present. Leaves alternate or opposite, simple, entire. Flowers in terminal or axillary cymes, actinomorphic, bisexual. Sepals (4-)5. Petals (4-)5, contorted in bud. Stamens (4-)5-10. Ovary superior, 2-5-locular. Styles 5, free or united at the base. Fruit a capsule or drupe. Seeds smooth, flat.

Worldwide: 14 genera and 250 species, cosmopolitan.

Mozambique: 2 genera and 4 taxa.

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Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

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Hugonia L.Description, Image
Linum L.Description

Other sources of information about Linaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Linaceae
Flora of Malawi: Linaceae
Flora of Zambia: Linaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Linaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Linaceae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Linaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Linaceae
Wikipedia: Linaceae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Linaceae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=120, retrieved 15 October 2019

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