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Silene alexandrae B.Keller

Trav. Soc. Nat. Kazan. 44(5):71 (Tr. Obshch. Estestvoisp. (Kazan)), 1912
ID: 19 | IPNI
Type: B. Keller 1908.VI. 22-23 LE , lectotypified by Lazkov, G.A. (2002). Type specimens of Central Asian species of genera Lychnis, Melandrium, Physolychnis, Silene (Caryophyllaceae) in the Herbarium of Komarov Botanical Institute. Bot. Zhurn.. 87(5): 128-135

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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 alexandrae B. Keller, Trav. Soc. Naturalistes Kazan. 44(5):71. 1912. ’´…£”¨◊”≤› zhai sang ying zi cao Silene altaica Persoon var. grandiflora C. A. Meyer; S. altaica var. hystrix Trautvetter. Herbs suffruticose, 25–45 cm tall. Stems caespitose, erect, basally lignified, simple or branched, basally sometimes hirtel-lous, apically viscid. Leaves with short, sterile axillary branch-es, linear, spiniform, 3–8 cm × 2–3 mm, pungent, basal margin ciliate, midvein prominent. Flowers bisexual, erect, in a racemi-form thyrse, with usually alternate solitary flowered cymules. Pedicel shorter to slightly longer than calyx, glabrous, usually viscid; bracts ovate, margin membranous, ciliate. Calyx tubular, clavate in fruit, 2–2.5 cm × 2.5–3 mm, shortly pubescent, longi-tudinal veins green or violet; calyx teeth ca. 1 mm. Andro-gynophore 8–10 mm, glabrous. Petals white, claws oblanceo-late, glabrous, limbs bifid to 3/4 length of petals, lobes obovate; coronal scales minute. Stamens and styles exserted; filaments glabrous. Styles 3. Capsule 1–1.5 cm. Seeds dark brown, tri-angular-ovoid. Fl. Jun–Jul, fr. Aug. Xinjiang [Kazakstan]. The type of Silene alexandrae has not been seen by the present authors.


Superordinate taxon: Silene sect. Spergulifoliae (Boiss.) Schischk. (ID: 857)

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