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Taxon: Linum perenne L. subsp. alpinum (Jacq.) Stoj. & Stef.

Genus: Linum
Family: Linaceae subfamily: Linoideae
Nomen number: 405591
Place of publication: Fl. Bulg. 2:708. 1925
Name verified on: 19-Jul-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 05-Apr-2004
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 1 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.

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Common names:

  • alpine flax   (Source: Zander ed16 [as L. alpinum]) – English
  • Alpen-Lein   (Source: Zander ed16 [as L. alpinum]) – German

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Zander ed14; Dict Gard)
  • Gene sources: tertiary genetic relative of flax   (based on incompatibilities between flax and Linum perenne subsp. alpinum (as L. alpinum) fide Crop Sci 48:830. 2008)

Distributional range:

    Middle Europe: Austria; Switzerland
    Southeastern Europe: Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece; Italy
    Southwestern Europe: France [s.]; Spain [n.e.]

  • also cultivated


  • Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage. [= Linum alpinum Jacq.].
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist. [= Linum alpinum Jacq.].
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • 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.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Schmidt, T. J. et al. 2010. Lignans in flowering aerial parts of Linum species - Chemodiversity in the light of systematics and phylogeny. Phytochemistry 71:1714–1728.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea. [lists as subsp. alpinum (Jacq.) Ockendon].


Check other web resources for Linum perenne L. subsp. alpinum (Jacq.) Stoj. & Stef.:

Check other databases for images:

  • 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: (27 November 2015)

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