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Silene nana Kar. & Kir.

Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou xv. (1842) 169. , 1842
ID: 183 | IPNI
Type: in arenosis Songariae non procul a fonte Sassyk-pastau. §, Karelin and Kiriloff 1284 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 nana Karelin & Kirilow, Bull. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou 15: 169. 1842. ∞´”¨◊”≤› ai ying zi cao Herbs annual, 3–15 cm, glabrous. Stems erect, simple or much branched at base. Leaves sessile, lanceolate-linear or lanceolate, 2–3.5 cm × 2–6 mm, margin ciliate with curved hairs, base cuneate, apex acute or obtuse. Dichasial cymes (1-to) few flowered. Pedicel ca. as long as to 2–3 × as long as calyx, usually curved at late anthesis; bracts lanceolate. Calyx greenish, ovoid-campanulate, ca. 10 × 3.5 mm, umbilicate at base; calyx teeth triangular-lanceolate, ca. 1/4 as long as calyx, margin narrowly membranous, shortly ciliate, apex acute. Androgynophore 1–2 mm, glabrous. Petals slightly exserted beyond calyx, white, ca. 1.1 cm; claws narrowly oblanceolate, glabrous, auricles triangular; limbs subovate, ca. 2.5 mm, margin entire; coronal scales narrowly ovoid, ca. 1/2 as long as limbs, margin entire, rarely laciniate. Stamens and styles slightly exserted; filaments glabrous. Capsule ovoid, ca. 8 mm, shorter than persistent calyx. Seeds globose-reniform, flat; abaxially grooved with crisp wings, ca. 2 mm in diam. Fl. Apr–May, fr. Jun. Sand dunes, sandy steppes. Xinjiang [Kazakstan, Pakistan; SW Asia].


Superordinate taxon: Silene subgen. Behenantha (Otth) Endl. (ID: 800)

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