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, 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