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Silene atrocastanea Diels

Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 5: 181. 1912 , 1912
ID: 224 | IPNI
== Melandrium atrocastaneum Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. Pt. 7, 206 (1929). , 1929Type: Forrest 3043, Forrest 3043 , amb
=Silene cupiformis C.L.Tang, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 4(2): 152. 1982 , 1982

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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 atrocastanea Diels, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 5: 181. 1912. ¿ı…´”¨◊”≤› li se ying zi cao Melandrium atrocastaneum (Diels) Handel-Mazzetti; Silene cupiformis C. L. Tang. Herbs perennial, 15–30 cm. Roots brown, robust, conical, with root crowns. Stems solitary or sparsely clustered, erect or ascending, simple, densely villous. Basal leaves saccate-obovoid or elliptic-oblanceolate, 5–10(–15) × 2.5–4 cm, sparsely villous, margin ciliate, 3-veined, base attenuate into petiole, apex acute or acuminate; distal leaves sessile, ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate, small. Cymes 3–8-flowered; flowers subopposite, slightly nutant. Pedicel 1–1.5 cm, slender, densely villous; bracts lanceolate, herbaceous, villous. Calyx broadly campanulate, 1.8–2 cm, margin membranous, ciliate, apex acute or obtuse. Androgynophore ca. 5 mm, glabrous or early villous. Petals dark violet, ca. 1.8 cm; claws obovate-lanceolate, ca. 1 cm, ciliate at base, auricles orbicular; limbs exserted beyond calyx, broadly obovate, ca. 8 mm, deeply 4-lobed; lobes linear-lanceolate, subequal, apex acute; coronal scales nearly suborbicular, 1.5–2 mm, with few round teeth. Stamens included; filaments sparsely villous. Styles included. Seeds 2–2.5 mm, winged. Fl. Aug–Sep. • Stony alpine grasslands; (3000–)3200–4000 m. NW Yunnan.


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

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