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Silene capitata Kom.

Trudy Imp. S.-Petersburgsk. Bot. Sada. 18: 440, 1901
ID: 170 | IPNI
Type: 15/VII 1897. Ad ripas fl. Jalu-dsian decursu super; 10/VIII 1897.Ad decursum infimum fluvi Czan-dshin-gan, BM , 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 capitata Komarov, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 18: 440. 1901. Õ∑–Ú”¨◊”≤› tou xu ying zi cao Herbs perennial, underground organs probably similar to those of S. qiyunshanensis. Stems diffuse, 20–40 cm, much branched, densely villous with curved hairs. Leaves petiolate, broadly ovate or cordate-ovate, ca. 2 × 1–1.5 cm, both surfaces villous with curved hairs, base rounded or shallowly cordate, apex acute, mucronulate. Inflorescence capitate; bracts herba-ceous, lowermost pair forming an involucrum, distal ones lan-ceolate, small. Pedicel 2–4 mm, pubescent. Calyx campanulate, ca. 8 mm, densely villous, sparsely glandular hairy, inflated after anthesis. Androgynophore ca. 1 mm, ?glabrous. Petals 1–1.2 cm; claws oblanceolate, glabrous, auricles not prominent; limbs pale red or violet, obovate, deeply bifid to middle or more, lobes entire; coronal scales papillose. Stamens and styles prominently exserted. Capsule ovoid, ca. 5 mm, shorter than calyx. Seeds reniform. Fl. Jun–Jul, fr. Aug. Jilin (Yalu Jiang) [Korea]. Together Silene capitata, S. seoulensis, and S. qiyunshanensis form a very peculiar and distinct assemblage, unique in the genus for their petiolate, cordate leaves.


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

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