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Silene nigrescens (Edgew.) Majumdar

Journ. Ind. Bot. Soc. xlii. 647 (1964). , 1964
ID: 192 | IPNI
== Melandrium nigrescens F.N.Williams, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. xxxviii. 405 (1909). , 1909 Basionym: Lychnis nigrescens Edgew., Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] 1: 223. 1874 [Jan 1874] , 1874 Type: Sikkim, Alpine Sikkim Himalaya, alt. 11-16000 ft, J. D. H. (L. tristis Herb. Ind. Or. H. f & T; Melandrym macrorhizum Rohrb. not Royle), J.D.Hooker K , holo


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Description:

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 nigrescens (Edgeworth) Majumdar, J. Indian Bot. Soc. 42: 647. 1964. ±‰∫⁄”¨◊”≤› bian hei ying zi cao Herbs perennial, 10–15 cm tall. Stems few to several from a creeping branched base, ascending, simple, glandular hairy. Basal leaves caespitose, pale green or dark green, linear or narrowly oblanceolate, 3–6 cm × 2–4(–10) mm, both surfaces sparsely hairy, ciliate at base, base attenuate into petiole, apex acute; cauline leaves usually 2–4, linear or narrowly oblanceolate. Flowers solitary, rarely 2 or 3, slightly nutant. Pedicel 8–20 mm, densely glandular villous; bracts lanceolate, herbaceous. Calyx globose, saccate, 1.8–2 × 1.2–1.6 cm, membranous, slightly contracted at mouth, with prominent dark violet veins, densely glandular villous, loose in fruit; calyx teeth broadly triangular, ca. 5 × 6 mm, margin membranous, glandular ciliate. Androgynophore 1.5–2 mm, woolly. Petals exserted 3–5 mm beyond calyx, blackish violet; claw obovate, ca. 10 × 5 mm, auriculate, ciliate at base; limbs broadly obovate, ca. 5 × 4–5 mm, shallowly bifid; lobes dentate with small round teeth; coronal scales truncate at apex, dentate with round teeth. Filaments ± hairy at base; anthers dark violet. Styles slightly exserted. Capsule subglobose, ca. 2 cm in diam., shorter than persistent calyx, 5–10-toothed at apex. Seeds brown, triangular-reniform, flat, ca. 1.8 mm including wing. Fl. and fr. Jul–Sep. Alpine meadows, gravelly grasslands, shifting screes; 3000–4500 m. SW Sichuan, Xizang, NW Yunnan [Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sikkim]. 1a. Leaves 2–4 mm wide, linear 56a. subsp. nigrescens 1b. Leaves 5–10 mm wide, narrowly lanceolate 56b. subsp. latifolia


Comment:

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

2 included taxa:

29 Sequence(s):

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