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Silene melanantha Franch.

Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 423. 1887 ; et Pl. Delav. (1889) 86, 1886
ID: 226 | IPNI
== Melandrium melananthum (Franch.) Hand.-Mazz., Symbolae Sinicae, Pt. 7, 207, in obs. [Handel-Mazzetti], 1929("M. melanthum Hand.-Mazz." i IK) Type: Yun-nan, in pratis montis Koua-la-po, prope Hokin, alt. 3400 m., alt. 4000 m.; fl. 26 aug. 1884 (Delav. n. 768)K!, Delavay 768 K , amb
=Silene longipes (Hand.-Mazz.) C.Y.Wu, Vasc. Pl. Hengduan Mount. 1: 427 (1993):. , 1993 Basionym: Melandrium longipes Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. Pt. 7, 207 (1929). , 1929 Type: Schneider 2147; 1959; 2992, ,

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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 melanantha Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 423. 1886. ∫⁄ª®”¨◊”≤› hei hua ying zi cao Melandrium melananthum (Franchet) Handel-Mazzetti. Herbs perennial, ca. 30 cm tall. Roots long conical. Stems sparsely caespitose, ascending, simple, apically pubescent. Basal leaves narrowly oblanceolate, 8–12 cm × 5–7 mm, glabrous, margin ciliate, midvein prominent, base attenuate into long petiole, apex acute; distal leaves lanceolate, small. Cymes few flowered; flowers slightly nutant. Pedicel 1–3 cm, glandular hairy; bracts small, herbaceous. Calyx violet, campanulate, 1.2–1.4 cm × 3.5–5 mm; longitudinal veins violet, cohering at apex, glandular hairy; calyx teeth triangular-ovate, mucronulate at apex. Androgynophore ca. 2 mm. Petals dark violet, 1.5–1.8 cm, exserted beyond ca. 1/3 × length of calyx, claws obovoid, glabrous, with orbicular auricles, margin erose; limbs broadly obovate, deeply 4-lobed; medial lobes broadly band-shaped, truncate at apex, sometimes toothed; lateral lobes spreading, linear; coronal scales subsquarrose, indented-toothed. Stamens included; filaments glabrous. Styles included. Capsule ovoid, 8–10 mm. Fl. Aug. • Grasslands; 2800–3800(–4200) m. Yunnan. This species is probably best regarded as conspecific with Silene scopulorum, because it is impossible to find sharp discontinuities in any of the characters used for separating them.


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

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