Linum flos-carmini (Linaceae), a new species from northern Morocco

Ruiz-Martínez, José and Jiménez-Mejías, Pedro and Martinez Labarga, Juan Manuel and Pérez-Barrales, Rocio (2015). Linum flos-carmini (Linaceae), a new species from northern Morocco. "Annales Botanici Fennici", v. 52 (n. 5-6); pp. 383-395. ISSN ISSN 1797-2442(on-line) ISSN 0003-3847 (print).


Title: Linum flos-carmini (Linaceae), a new species from northern Morocco
  • Ruiz-Martínez, José
  • Jiménez-Mejías, Pedro
  • Martinez Labarga, Juan Manuel
  • Pérez-Barrales, Rocio
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Annales Botanici Fennici
Date: October 2015
ISSN: ISSN 1797-2442(on-line) ISSN 0003-3847 (print)
Volume: 52
Freetext Keywords: Linaceae, Nuevas especies botánicas, Norte de Marruecos.
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Forestal (UPM)
Department: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

Full text

PDF - Requires a PDF viewer, such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (2MB) | Preview


Linum bicolor is a problematic North African taxon associated with L. setaceum. A consensus on the taxonomic status of a putative form (L. setaceum var. bicolor f. robusta) has not been achieved yet. We conducted a morphological study based on herbarium and field collections, combined with nuclear (ITS) and plastid (ndhF5-8 and trnL-F) phylogenies to clarify its status. The phylogenetic analysis did not reveal molecular divergence, but a comparative morphological study revealed substantial differences in traits previously used to distinguish the two taxa (stems, leaves, corolla and calyx size). In addition, we found that the indumentum of sepals, petal colour, and the arrangement of anthers and stigmas differed so clearly between the form robusta and L. setaceum s. stricto, that recognizing the former taxon as an independent species was justified. We provide an identification key to the yellow- and white-flowered Linum species in NW Africa. We also revised the unplaced name L. bicolor Schoubs. ex DC. and lectotypified it to avoid nomenclatural problems.

Funding Projects

Government of SpainCGL2009-12565UnspecifiedJuan Arroyo MarínMacro y microevolución de la heterostilia y polimorfismos estilares relacionados

More information

Item ID: 44761
DC Identifier:
OAI Identifier:
DOI: 10.5735/085.052.0521
Official URL:
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 01 Mar 2017 10:08
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2019 13:51
  • Logo InvestigaM (UPM)
  • Logo GEOUP4
  • Logo Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Logo Sherpa/Romeo
    Check whether the anglo-saxon journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo Dulcinea
    Check whether the spanish journal in which you have published an article allows you to also publish it under open access.
  • Logo de Recolecta
  • Logo del Observatorio I+D+i UPM
  • Logo de OpenCourseWare UPM