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Lychnis chalcedonica L.

Species Plantarum 2 1753 , 1753
ID: 238 | IPNI
== Silene chalcedonica E.H.L.Krause, Deutschl. Fl. (Sturm), ed. 2 5: 96. 1901 , 1901Type: ,

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Reference: Zhou, L., Wu, Z. -Y., Lidén, M. & Oxelman, B. Lychnis (6 spp.). In Wu, Z.-Y. & Raven, P. H. (eds) Flora of China 6: 100-102. Missouri Botanical Garden. ISBN 1-930723-05-9.
Lychnis chalcedonica Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 436. 1753. ÷“∂ºÙ«Ô¬fi zhou ye jian qiu luo Silene chalcedonica (Linnaeus) E. H. L. Krause. Herbs perennial, 50–100 cm tall, hispid with multicellular eglandular hairs. Stems simple or rarely branched; sterile, dwarf, axillary shoots from short rhizomes present. Basal leaves ovate; cauline leaves ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 5–12 × 2–5 cm, both surfaces sparsely pilose. Inflorescence a terminal, dense, corymblike, 10–50-flowered dichasium. Pedicel much shorter than calyx, slender; bracts lanceolate, small, herbaceous. Flowers 1.5–2 cm in diam. Calyx tubular or tubular-clavate, 1.2–1.5(–1.7) × ca. 3 mm, pilose at veins; teeth triangular-lanceolate, ca. 3 mm. Petal limb orange-red, broadly obovate, 7–9 mm, bifid to 1/3; lobes obovate, each with a subulate lateral tooth; claw oblanceolate, base ciliate; coronal scales linear, apex acute. Stamens slightly exserted. Androgynophore 4–6 mm. Capsule ovoid, 8–10 mm. Seeds dark red-brown, triangular-reniform, ca. 1 mm, sharply pointed tuberculate. Fl. summer-autumn, fr. autumn. 2n = 24, 48. Xinjiang [Mongolia, Russia]. This species is also cultivated in Chinese gardens.


Superordinate taxon: Lychnis sect. Lychnis (ID: 963)

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