from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the family Linaceæ, sometimes referred to Linum, but distinguished from that genus by the yellow flowers, 3 or 4 styles, and glands unequal or wanting. Reinwardtia trigyna, the East Indian flax, the only species, is in cultivation as a greenhouse sub-shrub. A four-styled form is sometimes cultivated.


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