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Silene bilingua W.W.Sm.

Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 11: 220. 1920 , 1920
ID: 137 | IPNI
== Melandrium bilinguum (W.W.Sm.) Pax & K.Hoffm, , Type: China, China: Yunnan: Beima Shan, amongst rock and scrub by streams, 4000 m, Lat 28º 12' N., July 1917, G. Forrest 14322 (HT: E) , Forrest 14322 E , holo


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Description:

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 bilingua W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 11: 220. 1920. À´…‡”¨◊”≤› shuang she ying zi cao Melandrium bilinguum (W. W. Smith) Pax & K. Hoffmann. Herbs perennial. Roots clustered, spiniform. Stems diffuse, supine, ca. 8 cm, slender, multibranched, basally sparsely pubescent, apically glandular hairy. Leaves linear, 2–3(–6) cm × 1–2(–3) mm, both surfaces subglabrous, margin ciliate, midvein prominent, apex acute. Dichasial cymes multi-flowered. Pedicel 1–2.5 cm, glandular hairy; bracts narrowly lanceolate, 5–10 mm, glandular hairy. Calyx campanulate, (8–)10–12 × ca. 3 mm, densely glandular hairy, base rounded, longitudinal veins violet; calyx teeth triangular, apex obtuse. Androgynophore ca. 2 mm. Petals pale red, ca. 1.5 cm; claws included in calyx, oblanceolate, glabrous, auricles spreading to flabellate, margin erose; limbs obovate, bifid; lobes ligulate, ca. 3.5 mm, 1-toothed on each lateral side; coronal scales subsquarrose, small, margin entire or emarginate. Stamens exserted beyond calyx; filaments glabrous. Styles exserted. Capsule ovoid, ca. 8(–10) mm, shorter than persistent calyx. Seeds dark brown, reniform, ca. 1 mm; raphe raised. Fl. Jun–Aug, fr. Jul–Sep. • Forests, alpine meadows; (2200–)3100–4100 m. Sichuan, Xizang, NW Yunnan.


Comment: Recognized by it long, narrow, grasslike leaves, and broad calyces and capsules together with short carpophores. Endemic to NW Yunnan.

Superordinate taxon: Silene sect. Cucubaloideae Edgeworth & J.D. Hooker (ID: 818)

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