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Taxon: Linum grandiflorum Desf.

Genus: Linum
Family: Linaceae subfamily: Linoideae
Nomen number: 22335
Place of publication: Fl. atlant. 1:277, t. 78. 1798
Name verified on: 08-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-Apr-2004
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

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:

    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]

    Africa [n.]
    United States

  • also cultivated




Check other web resources for Linum grandiflorum Desf.:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

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