Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 147, Issue 3–4, pp 327–328 | Cite as

A further note on the relationships of the EuropeanLinum hologynum and the Australian species ofLinum (Linaceae)

  • C. M. Rogers
Short Communication


The diploid chromosome number for the EuropeanLinum hologynum and the haploid number for the AustralianL. monogynum is 42 and appears to establish a new and distinctive base number for sect.Linum. The possession by these two species and by the AustralianL. marginale of multiporate pollen and united styles, a unique combination of features in sect.Linum, may warrant the establishment of a new subsection in that section to accommodate the three species.

Key words

Angiosperms Linaceae Linum L. hologynum L. monogynum Flora of Australia and Europe 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. M. Rogers
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  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA

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