7480.000 Linaria Mill. - Toadflaxes

Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M. (1989) Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Description of the genus

Herbs. Leaves whorled below, alternate above, narrow, sessile, entire. Flowers in terminal spikes. Calyx deeply 5-lobed. Corolla 2-lipped: tube with a basal spur; upper lip 3-lobed with a prominent basal palate; lower lip 2-lobed. Stamens 4, didynamous. Ovary with many ovules in each loculus. Fruit a capsule, opening by 4-10 apical valves. Seeds winged.

Derivation of name: Linaria: flax (Linum)-like, referring to the similarity in the leaves of some species

Worldwide: c. 150 species in temperate Europe, Asia and N Africa; widely naturalised elsewhere.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Linaria vulgaris

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vulgaris Mill.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Linaria:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Linaria

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Linaria
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Linaria
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Linaria
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Linaria
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Linaria
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Linaria
JSTOR Plant Science: Linaria
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Linaria
Plants of the World Online: Linaria
Tropicos: Linaria
Wikipedia: Linaria

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Linaria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1262, retrieved 16 June 2024

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