Linum usitatissimum L.

 
  • Family : LINACEAE
    (FLAX FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Linaceae
  • Species : Linum usitatissimum
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Linum usitatissimum L.
  • Common name : Flax seeds, Linseed
  • Vernacular name : Alsi, Thisi (Hin.); Avisi (Tel.); Pesu (Ori.)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Flower, Fruit : October-January
  • Native : Egypt
  • Comments : Cultivated in Eastern Ghats. Sometimes as an escape. Seeds are edible and highly valued. Seed oil is extensively used in paints and varnishes.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • World Distribution : Widely Cultivated in Europe and Asia
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2002 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 1; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1994- Flora of Orissa Vol. 1 ; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipal, Orissa
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Linum usitatissimum. Downloaded on 11 August 2020.

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