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Taxon: Linum bienne Mill.

Genus: Linum
Family: Linaceae subfamily: Linoideae
Nomen number: 70408
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Linum no. 8. 1768
Name verified on: 19-Jul-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 26-Jul-2004
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 14 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:

  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of flax   (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 42:263. 1995, as Linum usitatissimum subsp. angustifolium)
  • Gene sources: progenitor of flax   (fide Genet Res Crop Evol 42:263. 1995, as Linum usitatissimum subsp. angustifolium)

Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Libya [n.]; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran [n.w.]; Iraq [n.]; Israel; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia
    Northern Europe: Ireland [s.]; United Kingdom [s.]
    East Europe: Ukraine - Krym
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Former Yugoslavia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores




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  • Google 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: (10 October 2015)

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