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Linum corymbulosum Reichenb., Fl. Germ. Excurs. 843. 1832. L. strictum L. subsp. corymbulosum (Reichenb.) Rouy, Fl. France 4: 60. 1897. L. strictum L. var. corymbulosum (Reichenb.) Planch. in Hook., J. Bot. 7: 476. 1848; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 411. 1874.

Herbs annual, erect, 15 - 45 cm high; stems slender, branched, glabrous or hipsid. Leaves 2 - 3 cm long, linear to lanceolate, scarbid along margin. Flowers in lax spreading corymbose cymes; pedicel ca 1 cm long, slender. Sepals free, ca 6 mm long, ovate, acuminate, scarbid and glandular along margin. Petals yellow, ca 6 mm long, obovate, contorted, glabrous. Stamens 5, alternating with 5 staminodes; filaments ca 2 mm long; anthers ca 1 mm long, elliptic-oblong. Ovary ovoid; styles ca 2 mm long, free; stigmas subcapitate. Capsules subglobose, dehiscing into 10 cocci, cocci 1-seeded. Seeds oblong, reddish brown, shiny.

Fl. & Fr. March - June.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir(Kashmir).

Pakistan, Afghanistan, W. Asia, S. Europe to E. Africa through Mediterranean region and Canary Islands.

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