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Florida Yellow Flax

Linum floridanum (Planch.) Trel.

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Cathartolinum floridanum (Planch.) Small
Linum virginianum (?) floridanum Planch. Lond. Jour. Bot. 7: 480. 1848. Linum floridanum Trel. Trans. Acad. St. Louis 5 : 13. 1887.
Perennial, glabrous, bright-green, the stems solitanor sparingly tufted, 3-8 dm. tall, corymbosely branched above or near the top, with the branches erect or ascending, rather stiff, but sometimes curved, striate in age; leaves nearly erect or appressed, alternate, at least above the base of the stem, the blades firm, those of the lower leaves spatulate, those of the upper ones linear-elliptic or linear, often narrowly so, mainly 1-1.8 cm. long, acute, entire, scarcely paler beneath than above ; bracts entire; sepals nearly equal in length, the outer lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 3-3.5 mm. long at maturity or rarely shorter, entire, long-acuminate, the inner barely shorter than the outer, ovate to oblong-ovate, abruptly pointed, with many firm glandular teeth ; petals yellow ; capsules ovoid, sometimes broadly so, 2-2.5 mm. broad, equaling or surpassing the sepals.
Type locality : Florida.
Distribution : Eastern Massachusetts and southern Illinois to Florida and Mississippi.
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John Kunkel Small, Lenda Tracy Hanks, Nathaniel Lord Britton. 1907. GERANIALES, GERANIACEAE, OXALIDACEAE, LINACEAE, ERYTHROXYLACEAE. North American flora. vol 25(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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Cathartolinum macrosepalum Small, sp. nov
Perennial or perhaps sometimes annual, glabrous, bright-green, the stems solitary or often sparingly tufted, 2.5-9 dm. tall, sparingly corymbosely branched above, with the branches rather stiffly ascending, striate ; leaves erect-ascending or appressed, alternate, except near the base of the stem, the blades thickish, linear-subulate to subulate, or narrowly linear or linear-spatulate near the base of the stem, mainly 1-1.5 cm. long, acuminate, entire, equally green on both sides ; bracts entire ; sepals manifestly unequal, the outer lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 4-4.5 mm. long at maturity, acuminate, entire or nearly so, the inner lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, shorter than the outer, slenderly acuminate, rather copiously glandular-toothed ; petals yellow; capsules ovoid, 2-2.5 mm. broad, much surpassed by the sepals.
Tvpe collected in everglades near Camp Longview, Dade Countv, Florida, May 15, 1904, /. A". Small <S? P. Wilson 1626. y
Distribution : Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.
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John Kunkel Small, Lenda Tracy Hanks, Nathaniel Lord Britton. 1907. GERANIALES, GERANIACEAE, OXALIDACEAE, LINACEAE, ERYTHROXYLACEAE. North American flora. vol 25(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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