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Silene phoenicodonta Franch.

Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 422. 1887 ; et Pl. Delav. (1889) 84, 1886
ID: 236 | IPNI
Type: China, Yun-nan, in silva Ta-long-tan dicta, prope Tapin-tze, alt. 1800 m,; 26 jul. 1885 (Delav. n. 1906), Delavay 1906 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 phoenicodonta Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 422. 1886. ∫Ï≥›”¨◊”≤› hong chi ying zi cao Herbs perennial. Roots clustered, cylindric, dark brown. Stems sparsely caespitose, ascending, 25–50 cm, branched, basally sparsely villous, apically sparsely hairy. Proximal cauline leaves greenish, ovate-elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 5–10(–12) × 2–3 cm, glabrous or sparsely villous at veins, margin shortly pubescent, 3-veined, base attenuate into petiole, apex acute at apex; distal leaves sessile, often ovate, small. Dichasia diffuse, few flowered; flowers erect. Pedicel and rachis villous, sparsely glandular hairy; bracts ovate-lanceolate, villous. Calyx ovoid-campanulate, 6–8 mm, base rounded; longitudinal veins green or violet, sparsely hirtellous and glandular hairy, inflated after anthesis; calyx teeth violet, ovate, apex acute. Androgynophore ca. 1 mm, glabrous. Petals dark violet, 1–1.2 cm; claws included in calyx, subsaccate, glabrous, flabellately inflated above, laciniate; limbs obovate, deeply bifid to middle, lobes ovate or nearly band-shaped; coronal scales rotund-linear, small. Stamens included or slightly exserted; filaments glabrous. Styles exserted. Capsule broadly ovoid, 7–10 mm, shorter than persistent calyx. Seeds dark brown, reniform, ca. 1 mm, thickened. Fl. Jun–Jul, fr. Jul–Aug. • Brush, stream edges; 1600–2600 m. SE Sichuan, NW Yunnan.


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

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