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Silene delavayi Franch.

Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 424. 1887 ; et Pl. Delav. (1889) 86, 1886
ID: 108 | IPNI
== Melandrium delavayi Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. Pt. 7, 206 (1929). , 1929Type: Yun-nan, in pratis elevatis ad rupes calcareas montis Hee-chan-men (Langkong), alt. 3000 m.; 23 aug. 1884 (Delav. n. 124 et 767 (K!)), Delavay P , iso
=Lychnis delavayi (Franch.) Diels, ,

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Reference: Zhou L., Wu Z.-Y., Lidén, M. & Oxelman, B. (2001). Silene (110 spp.). In Wu Zhengyi & P. H. Raven (eds). Flora of China. 6: 66-100
Silene delavayi Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 424. 1886. Œ˜ƒœ”¨◊”≤›°°Xi nan ying zi cao Lychnis delavayi (Franchet) Diels; Melandrium delavayi (Franchet) Handel-Mazzetti. Herbs perennial, 20–40(–60) cm tall. Roots conical. Stems sparsely caespitose, ascending, simple, apically densely glandular hairy. Basal leaves elliptic-lanceolate, 3–8(–12) × 1–1.7(–2.5) cm, minutely pubescent, ciliate, midvein obvious, densely pubescent, base attenuate into long petiole, sometimes nearly cuneate, apex acute or obtuse; cauline leaves usually 2–4 pairs, violet, lanceolate, 1.5–3 cm. Cymes many flowered; flowers slightly nutant. Pedicel shorter than calyx, densely violet glandular hairy; bracts lanceolate, herbaceous. Calyx narrowly campanulate or cylindric-campanulate, 1–1.5(–2) cm × 4–5 mm, densely violet glandular hairy, longitudinal veins violet; calyx teeth triangular-lanceolate, 4–6 mm. Androgynophore ca. 2 mm, glabrous. Petals red or dark violet, (1.5–)2–2.5(–3) cm; claws narrowly cuneate, glabrous, auricles triangular; limbs exserted beyond calyx, nearly orbicular, shallowly bifid or emarginate; lobes nearly ovate, erose at apex, sometimes lateral part of limb 1-toothed at base; coronal scales narrowly elliptic, apex erose. Stamens slightly exserted; filaments glabrous. Capsule globose-ovoid, ca. 1.5 cm, shorter than persistent calyx. Seeds dark brown, reniform, 1.2–1.5 mm, minutely tuberculate, with spinose process abaxially. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Sep–Oct. • Mountain grasslands; (up to 2300 or)2800–3800 m. Yunnan.


Superordinate taxon: Silene unranked Asiae mediae (ID: 812)

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