Radiola Hill

This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe, Medit.

[FTEA]

Linaceae, Doreen L. Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb, glabrous in all parts
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, simple, opposite, entire
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a dichasial corymbose cyme
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4, toothed at apex, united at base, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4; rarely 4 staminodes also present; filaments united at base with petals
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 4-locular; each loculus partly divided by a false septum, 2-ovulate; styles 4, free; stigmas capitate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a 4-locular, 8-valved, lobed capsule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds small, ovoid, with little endosperm; embryo straight.

[FZ]

Linaceae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Morphology General Habit
Herb, annual.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, opposite, entire, 1-nerved, exstipulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in terminal regularly dichotomous dichasia, homostylic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4, (2) 3 (4)-fid, united at the base, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, white, united with the stamen filaments to form a very short tube, very shortly unguiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens 4, with filaments united at the base only; staminodes usually absent; nectaries obscure.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 4-locular, each loculus with 2 pendulous ovules and partially divided by a false septum; styles 4, free; stigmas capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a 4-locular 8-valved capsule with 2-seeded loculi, the seeds in each loculus partially separated by an enlarged false septum.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds small, with scanty endosperm; embryo straight.

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lebanon-Syria, Madeira, Malawi, Morocco, Netherlands, Northwest European R, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

Extinct in:

Switzerland

Introduced into:

Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia

Radiola Hill appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Brit. Herb.: 227 (1756)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 268.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Brit. Herbal: 227 (1756).
  • Druce, Rep. B.E.C. 3: 438 (1914).
  • Roth, Tent. Fl. Germ. 1: 71 (1788).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Brit. Herbal: 227 (1756)
  • Roth, Tent. Fl. Germ. 1: 71 (1788)

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0