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Silene oblanceolata W.W.Sm.

Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 11: 227. 1920 , 1920
ID: 228 | IPNI
== Melandrium oblanceolatum Hand.-Mazz., Symb. Sin. Pt. 7, 206 (1929). , 1929Type: Forrest 13331, Forrest 13331 BM , amb

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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 oblanceolata W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 11: 227. 1920. µπ≈˚’Γ∂”¨◊”≤›°°Dao pi zhen ye ying zi cao Melandrium oblanceolatum (W. W. Smith) Handel-Mazzetti. Herbs perennial, 15–30 cm tall. Roots slightly robust. Stems solitary or sparsely clustered, erect or ascending, simple, densely hairy with violet, nodiferous glandular hairs, apically viscid. Basal leaves usually violet, oblanceolate, 5–15 × 1–2 cm, both surfaces slightly coarse, sometimes sparsely hairy, margin ciliate, midvein prominent, base attenuate into long petiole, apex acute or rarely obtuse; cauline leaves 2 or 3 pairs, sessile, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, margin ciliate, apex acuminate. Cymes many flowered; flowers slightly nutant. Pedicel 5–15 mm, densely violet glandular hairy; bracts ovate-lanceolate or lanceolate, glandular hairy. Calyx narrowly campanulate, 1–1.2 cm × 3–3.5 mm, densely violet glandular hairy, closed in fruit, longitudinal veins cohering at apex; calyx teeth triangular-lanceolate, ca. 4 mm, glandular hairy. Androgynophore very short, villous. Petals included, lilac or red, ca. 1 cm; claws saccate or oblanceolate, glabrous, auricle erose at margin; limbs nearly orbicular, deeply 4-lobed; medial lobes rotund, shallowly bifid to middle of petals; lateral lobes linear-rotund, small; coronal scales suborbicular to orbicular. Stamens included; filaments glabrous. Styles included. Capsule ellipsoid, ca. 1 cm, slightly longer than persistent calyx. Seeds reniform, minutely tuberculate. Fl. Aug–Sep, fr. Oct. • Stony substrate of forests; 2400–3600 m. SW Sichuan, N Yunnan.


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

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