1. Family: Linaceae DC. ex Perleb
    1. Radiola Hill

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe, Medit.

    [FTEA]

    Linaceae, Doreen L. Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1966

    Habit
    Annual herb, glabrous in all parts
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, simple, opposite, entire
    Stipules
    Stipules absent
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a dichasial corymbose cyme
    Calyx
    Sepals 4, toothed at apex, united at base, persistent
    Corolla
    Petals 4
    Stamens
    Stamens 4; rarely 4 staminodes also present; filaments united at base with petals
    Pistil
    Ovary 4-locular; each loculus partly divided by a false septum, 2-ovulate; styles 4, free; stigmas capitate
    Fruits
    Fruit a 4-locular, 8-valved, lobed capsule
    Seeds
    Seeds small, ovoid, with little endosperm; embryo straight.
    [FZ]

    Linaceae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Herb, annual.
    Leaves
    Leaves sessile, opposite, entire, 1-nerved, exstipulate.
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal regularly dichotomous dichasia, homostylic.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4, (2) 3 (4)-fid, united at the base, persistent.
    Corolla
    Petals 4, white, united with the stamen filaments to form a very short tube, very shortly unguiculate.
    Androecium
    Stamens 4, with filaments united at the base only; staminodes usually absent; nectaries obscure.
    Pistil
    Ovary 4-locular, each loculus with 2 pendulous ovules and partially divided by a false septum; styles 4, free; stigmas capitate.
    Fruits
    Fruit a 4-locular 8-valved capsule with 2-seeded loculi, the seeds in each loculus partially separated by an enlarged false septum.
    Seeds
    Seeds small, with scanty endosperm; embryo straight.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon-Syria, Madagascar, Madeira, Malawi, Morocco, Netherlands, Northwest European R, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

    Extinct in:

    Switzerland

    Introduced into:

    Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

    Radiola Hill appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Brit. Herb.: 227 (1756)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 1: 268.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • Druce, Rep. B.E.C. 3: 438 (1914).
    • Roth, Tent. Fl. Germ. 1: 71 (1788).
    • Brit. Herbal: 227 (1756).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Roth, Tent. Fl. Germ. 1: 71 (1788)
    • Brit. Herbal: 227 (1756)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0