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Silene cardiopetala Franch.

Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 419. 1887 ; et Pl. Delav. (1889) 80, t. 21, 1886
ID: 142 | IPNI
== Melandrium cardiopetalum Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. Pt. 7, 204 (1929). , 1929Type: China, Yun-nan, in sepibus secus viam prope Gnou-kay (Hokin); fl. fr. 15 Sept. 1885 (Delav. n. 1119), Delavay 1119 P , holo

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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 cardiopetala Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 419. 1886. –ƒ∞Í”¨◊”≤› xin ban ying zi cao Melandrium cardiopetalum (Franchet) Handel-Mazzetti. Herbs perennial. Roots clustered, cylindric or spiniform. Stems diffuse, supine, slender, 40–100 cm, branched, pubescent. Leaves elliptic, 2–3(–4) × 0.7–1.5(–1.7) cm, both surfaces subglabrous, abaxially sparsely villous at midvein, ciliate, midvein prominent, base attenuate, apex acute. Dichasial cymes lax and broad, with flowers ca. 2 cm in diam. Pedicel longer, rarely shorter, than calyx, densely villous; bracts linear-lanceolate, sparsely villous. Calyx tubular-clavate, 1.5–1.8 cm × ca. 3 mm, longitudinal veins obscure, villous or subglabrous; calyx teeth ovate-lanceolate, margin membranous, apex obtuse. Androgynophore 5–8 mm, glabrous. Petals pale red, 2–2.5 cm; claws cuneate, glabrous, with auricles; limbs obcordate, 6–7 mm in diam., slightly emarginate or shallowly bifid at apex; lobes broadly ovate, margin entire; coronal scales orbicular, margin entire. Stamens slightly exserted; filaments glabrous; anthers dark violet. Styles exserted. Capsule ovoid-globose, ca. 1 cm, shorter than persistent calyx. Seeds reniform. Fl. Jul–Sep, fr. Aug–Oct. • Brush, forest margins; 700–3200 m. SW Sichuan, Xizang, NW Yunnan.


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

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