Linum thunbergii Eckl. & Zeyh.

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Linum thunbergii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Rd north of Troutbeck, Nyanga

Linum thunbergii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Rd north of Troutbeck, Nyanga

Linum thunbergii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vlei on rd to World's View, Nyanga

Linum thunbergii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

Linum thunbergii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Circular Drive, Nyanga NP

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb, unbranched for most of its length. Leaves sessile, sharply pointed with gland-like stipules near the base. Flowers terminal in branched inflorescences, bright yellow. Bud often with a reddish tinge.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: thunbergii: named after Carl Peter Thunberg (1743-1828)
Habitat: In moist grassland and margins of vleis.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 2270 m
Flowering time:Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Southern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Thursday 30 July 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 196.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 208 - 209. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 58.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 276 - 277. (Includes a picture).

Robson, N.K.B. (1963). Linaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 97 - 98. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 116.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 154 - 155. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Linum thunbergii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132880, retrieved 24 November 2017

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