Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:

Herbs, shrubs or trees.  Lvs alternate or opposite, simple;  stipules present, 0, or glandular.  Fls ☿, sometimes heterostylous, actinomorphic, usually solitary or arranged in dichasia or corymbs.  Calyx 4–5-merous;  segments free or partly united, imbricate.  Petals 4–5, usually free.  Stamens as many as or twice as many as petals, sometimes alternating with small staminodes;  filaments connate at base;  anthers 2-locular.  Ovary superior, 3–5-locular, each loculus subdivided again;  styles 2–5, filiform, free or partly united;  ovules 2 per loculus, pendulous.  Fr. usually a septicidal capsule, rarely a drupe.  Seeds compressed, endosperm 0 to copious.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Linaceae
Indigenous (Endemic)1
Exotic: Fully Naturalised4
Exotic: Casual2
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