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Silene napuligera Franch.

Pl. Delavay. (1889) 82. , 1889
ID: 138 | IPNI
== Melandrium napuligerum Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. Pt. 7, 204 (1929). , 1929Type: China, Yunnan, in arenosis prope Mo-so-yn; fl. fr. 28 maj. 1887 (Delavay) (P!), Delavay 1887.V.28 P , amb
=Melandrium rubicundum Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. Pt. 7. 204 (1929). , 1929 Basionym: Silene rubicunda Franch., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 417. 1887 ; et Pl. Delav. (1889) 79, 1886 Type: China, Yun-nan, in collibus supra Tapin-tze, fl. fr. 14. jul. 1885. Delav. n. 1913, Delavay 1913 P , iso
= Silene rubicunda Franch., Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 417. 1887 ; et Pl. Delav. (1889) 79, Type: China, 1886.V.22 P? , amb

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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 napuligera Franchet, Pl. Delavay. 82. 1889. ∑ƒ¥∏”¨◊”≤› fang chui ying zi cao Melandrium napuligerum (Franchet) Handel-Mazzetti; M. rubicundum Handel-Mazzetti; Silene rubicunda Franchet (1886), not A. Dietrich (1835); S. rubicunda var. revoluta Franchet. Herbs perennial. Roots clustered, spiniform. Stems ascending, 20–50 cm, multibranched, pubescent, basally retrorsely pubescent, apically glandular hairy. Leaves often with short, sterile axillary branches; leaf blade lanceolate-linear, 1.5–6 cm × 1.5–4(–9) mm, both surfaces densely pubescent, margin ciliate, sometimes revolute, midvein prominent, base cuneate, apex acute. Dichasial cymes lax, densely glandular-hairy, lateral dichasia sometimes present. Pedicel 5–20 mm, densely glandular hairy; bracts lanceolate-linear, glandular hairy. Calyx tubular, ca. 15 × 2.5 mm, densely to sparsely glandular hairy, veins violet; calyx teeth triangular, margin membranous, ciliate, apex acute. Androgynophore 3–5 mm. Petals pale red, ca. 2 cm; claws slightly exserted beyond calyx, oblanceolate, glabrous, auricles obscure; limbs obovate, bifid, 1-toothed on each lateral side, lobes ovate; coronal scales rotund, apex obtuse. Stamens exserted; filaments glabrous. Styles exserted. Capsule ovoid, ca. 1 cm, shorter than persistent calyx. Seeds reniform, grossly tuberculate and slightly grooved abaxially. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Jun–Jul. • Brushy grasslands; 1500–3600 m. Sichuan, Yunnan. Three forms of Silene napuligera have been distinguished based on differences in leaf morphology. These correspond to Silene rubicunda Franchet (not A. Dietrich), with lanceolate leaves to 6 cm long; the type of S. napuligera, with linear-lanceolate leaves to 3 cm long; and S. rubicunda var. revoluta, with revolute, linear leaves. However, we do not find any characters consistently correlated with these entities, and we therefore treat them as conspecific.

Comment: S. rubicunda Franch. (non A. Dietr., which is older) has narrower leaves and is possibly distinct (and more common)

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

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