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Silene puranensis (L.H.Zhou) C.Y.Wu & H.Chuang

Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 26: 321 (1996):. , 1996
ID: 201 | IPNI
Melandrium puranense L.H.Zhou, Fl. Xizang. 1: 718 (1983). , 1983 Type: ,

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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 puranensis (L. H. Zhou) C. Y. Wu & H. Chuang in C. L. Tang, Fl. Reipubl. Popularis Sin. 26: 321. 1996. ∆’¿º”¨◊”≤› pu lan ying zi cao Melandrium puranense L. H. Zhou in C. Y. Wu, Fl. Xizang. 1: 718. 1983. Herbs perennial, 10–30 cm tall. Roots multi-crowned. Stems sparsely clustered, ascending from ± weak and creeping base, glandular hairy. Non-flowering leafy shoots present at base. Leaves oblanceolate, 4–7 cm × 6–15(–20) mm, both surfaces with short glandular hairs, margin glandular hairy, base attenuate into petiole, apex acute; cauline leaves usually 2 or 3 pairs, smaller than basal leaves, lanceolate, 2–3 cm, densely glandular hairy, base nearly sessile, slightly clasping. Flowers 1–3. Pedicels unequal, 1.5–7 cm, densely glandular hairy; bracts ovate-lanceolate, 5–10(–15) mm, herbaceous, glandular villous. Calyx greenish, campanulate, 1–1.5 cm × ca. 8 mm, membranous; veins dark violet glandular hairy, cohering at calyx teeth; calyx teeth broadly ovate-triangular, margin membranous, apex obtuse. Androgynophore ca. 1 mm, white woolly-hairy. Petals ca. 1.5 cm; claws narrowly oblanceolate, woolly-hairy at base, auricles not obvious; limbs exserted beyond calyx, orbicular, shallowly bifid; lobes obtuse, each with a narrow lateral tooth; coronal scales small. Stamens shorter to nearly as long as petals. Styles 4 or 5. Capsule ellipsoid, ca. 1 cm, shorter to ca. as long as persistent calyx, 10-toothed. Seeds subrotund or irregularly-shaped, flat, 1–1.2 mm wide, smooth, winged. Fl. Jul, fr. Aug. • Shifting screes; ca. 5000 m. Xizang.


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

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