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Silene principis Oxelman & Lidén

Novon 11(3): 323. 2001 , 2001
ID: 235 | IPNI
== Melandrium platypetalum F.N.Williams, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 34: 431. 1899 [1898-1900 publ. 1899] , Basionym: Silene platypetala Bureau & Franch., J. Bot. (Morot) v. (1891) 22. , 1891 Type: China, prov. de Su-tchuen, entre Batang et Litang, dans les petis bois humides (M. Bonvalot & Prince Henri d’Orleans) 21 juin 1890, M. Bonvalot and Prince Henri d’Orleans P , 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 principis Oxelman & Lidén in Oxelman et al., Novon 11: 323. 2001. øÌ∞Í”¨◊”≤› kuan ban ying zi cao Silene platypetala Bureau & Franchet, J. Bot. (Morot) 5: 22. 1891, not Otth (1824); Melandrium platypetalum F. N. Williams. Herbs perennial. Roots clustered, cylindric. Stems diffuse, supine, slender, 40–60 cm, multibranched, shortly retrorsely pubescent. Leaves linear or ligulate, 1–3(–4) cm × 1.5–3(–4) mm, abaxially pubescent at veins, adaxially coarse, margin ciliate, midvein prominent, base cuneate, apex acuminate. Dichasial cymes diffuse, few flowered; flowers erect, ca. 2 cm in diam. Pedicel 1–3 cm, pubescent; bracts lanceolate, herbaceous, densely pubescent. Calyx campanulate, 1–1.3 cm × ca. 3.5 mm, densely pubescent; calyx teeth triangular-ovate. Androgynophore 3–4 mm. Petals white, rarely pale pink; claws included or slightly exserted beyond calyx, oblanceolate, glabrous, broadly triangular above; limbs obcordate, 6–8 × 5–6 mm; coronal scales narrowly elliptic, apex obtuse. Stamens slightly exserted; filaments glabrous; anthers dark violet. Styles slightly exserted beyond calyx. Capsule ovoid, ca. 8 mm, shorter than persistent calyx. Seeds dark brown, reniform, ca. 1 mm; raphe raised. Fl. Jun–Aug, fr. Aug–Sep. • Brushy grasslands; 1600–4000 m. W Sichuan. Wilson 3751a (K) has smaller petal limbs and fasciculate leaves.


Superordinate taxon: Silene sect. Cucubaloideae Edgeworth & J.D. Hooker (ID: 818)

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