Linum mysurense B. Heyne [in Wallich, Cat. No. 1507. 1828, nom. nud.] ex Benth., in Lindley Bot. Reg. 16: sub t. 1326. 1830; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 1: 411. 1874.;
LIN-um or LEE-num — flax, linen, cloth
my-sor-EN-see — of or from Mysore, India

commonly known as: Mysore flax, Mysore linseed • Marathi: उंदरी undri • Kannada: ಕಾದು ಅಗಸೆಬೀಜ kadu agasebija

Annual herbs, erect, usually unbranched. Leaves alternate, to 2 x 0.5 cm, elliptic, acute, glabrous, sessile. Flowers yellow, in terminal panicled cymes, sepals 5, 3 x 1.5 mm, ovate, acute; petals 2.5 x 1.5 mm, obovate, emarginate; stamens 5, filaments united at base into a short tube, anthers ovate; ovary 5-celled, depressed globose; ovule 1 in each cell; styles 5, free, 2 mm long. Fruit a dehiscent capsule, 3 mm across, depressed globose, glabrous; seeds many, 1 x 0.5 mm, biconvex. 

Flowering and fruiting: November-December 
Sri Lanka, India and West Himalayas
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi




At Kas in Oct 2008; on Kaas plateau- Sept’09?; at Kas in Sept 2009; at vani, Nashik– Dec’10?;  Linum variety at Kaas? – indiantreepix | Google Groups Linum mysurense again! – indiantreepix | Google Groups Id141209phk1 – efloraofindia | Google Groups





Kas Week :: DV :: 19 OCT 07 – 1115 :: Linum mysorense: Kas plateauabout 4000 ft asl
… one of the 39 World Heritage sites in the Western Ghats of India 

19 OCT 07
Linum mysorense B.Heyne ex Wall. … (family: Linaceae) 
LIN-um or LEE-num — flax, linen, cloth
my-sor-EN-see — of or from Mysore, India

commonly known as: Mysore flax, Mysore linseed • Marathi: उंदरी undri • Kannada: ಕಾದು ಅಗಸೆಬೀಜ kadu agasebija
Endemic to: s Indian peninsula, Sri Lanka
References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRINFlowers of Sahyadri by Shrikant Ingalhalikar

Thanks … for showing this neat beauty…I had earlier bluish (in cultivated, edible species) and reddish (in cultivated, ornamental species), new colour for Linum….nice to see..



KAS Week DS_031012_02 Need Id:  These are again yellow sunflower like flowers – but smaller in size.
Please tell me if both the attaches pics are of same flowers or they are different? Need their id please.

The images are with different flowers. First one seems to be Linum mysurens and the other most probably Senecio bombaynensis (syn. S. grahamii)

Yes, …, first one seems to be Linum mysurens and second one Senecio


Kas week : Linum mysorens SMP:  Linum mysorens
Family : Linaceae
In large numbers on plateaus of lower altitudes

I think it should be Linum mysorense (e after s)




Kas week:: PKA40::- Linum mysorense: Linum mysorense (Family: Linaceae).

Requesting to please provide ID of this small plant with white flowers captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.
I think, the flowers look like Linum mysurense, is this the white variety or some other completely different?

Agree that they look like Linum mysorensis.
Would like to know from other experts. 

Looks like L. mysurense / mysorense though the flowers I have seen have always been yellow with petals having a notched apex.
From The Plant List database:
Linum mysurense B.Heyne ex Benth. is unresolved name. Linum mysorense B.Heyne ex Wall. is also an unresolved name.
Linum mysorensis does not exist in the above database.
Hope the taxonomists on the group will give a further insight into the nomenclature issue.

Linum mysorense Heyne ex Wall., Numer. List 1507 1829. (Syn: Linum humile Heyne ex Wall.; Linum mysurense B.Heyne ex Benth., Edwards’s Bot. Reg. 16: t. 1326 1830.) as per ITIS




Satara, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID validation :: ARKNOV-25 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7).  

Requesting to please validate ID of this plant captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014. I think this is Linum mysorense…Please validate
I had posted a white variety from the same area earlier in this series here

An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995- Details) 
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004- Details) 
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah, D.Muralidhara Rao, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2003- Details with keys)  

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