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Silene linnaeana Vorosch.

in A.K. Skvortsov (ed.), Florist. issl. v razn. raĭonakh SSSR 167 (1985), nom. nov., 1985
ID: 12 | IPNI
== Sofianthe sibirica (L.) Tzvelev, in Novosti Sist. Vȳssh. Rast. 33: 97 (2001). , ==Coronaria sibirica (L.) Graebn., Syn. Mitteleur. Fl. [Ascherson & Graebner]. 5(2): 9, in obs. 1920, ==Melandrium sibiricum (L.) A.Braun, Flora 26: 371. 1843, Basionym: Lychnis sibirica L., Sp. Pl. 1: 437. 1753 [1 May 1753], Type: Gmelin 602.5 LINN , lectotypified by Cafferty, S., Jarvis, C. E. (eds.) (2004). Typification of Linnaean plant names in Caryophyllaceae. Taxon. 53: 1049-1054
=Lychnis sibirica var. arenosa Peschkova, Stepnaya Fl. Baykal'skoy Sibiri 56. 1972, , nom. illeg.==Lychnis sibirica var. jakutensis (Sambuk) Jurtzev, Arktichesk. Fl. SSSR 6: 105. 1971, ==Lychnis sibirica f. glabra Peschkova, Stepnaya Fl. Baykal'skoy Sibiri 56. 1972, Basionym: , , Type: ,
= Lychnis yunnanensis Baker f., Gard. Chron. ser. 3, 33: 161. 1903, Type: Leichtlin 2 BM , holo
=Melandrium orientalimongolicum (Ju.Kozhevn.) Y.Z.Zhao, Acta Sci. Nat. Univ. Intramongol. 16(4): 586 (1985):., Basionym: Silene orientalimongolica Kozhevn., Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 21: 68 (1984)., 1984 Type: Mongolia, Wang Kuang-Cheng 2284 (LE), Mongolia interior, prov. Chuna, distr. Sigujtu, st. Jakeshi, in saxis, Wang Kuang-Cheng [?] 2284 LE , holo

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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 linnaeana Voroschilov in A. K. Skvortsov (ed.), Florist. Issl. V. Razn. Raionakh SSSR 167. 1985. œ¡“∂ºÙ«Ô¬fi xia ye jian qiu luo Lychnis sibirica Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 437. 1753; Melandrium sibiricum (Linnaeus) A. Braun; Lychnis yunnanensis E. G. Baker. Herbs perennial, 15–20 cm tall, pubescent with a mixture of glandular and eglandular hairs. Rootstock sturdy. Stems caespitose, erect, apically branched. Basal leaves oblanceolate to oblong; cauline leaves lanceolate, 1.5–2.5 cm × 3–6 mm. Dichasium several flowered, lax. Pedicel 4–30 mm; bracts leaflike. Calyx funnel-shaped, 5–7 × 2.5–3 mm, sparsely glan-dular hairy, veins obscure, teeth very obtuse, margin mem-branous. Petals white, to 1.3 cm; claw cuneate, shorter than se-pals or slightly longer, without auricles; limb broadly obovate, bifid to 1/3–1/4; lobes entire, sometimes with a lateral tooth on each side; coronal scales rounded. Stamens slightly exserted. Styles 5. Androgynophore ca. 1 mm. Pinus forests, sandy steppes, rocky foothill grasslands. Nei Mongol [Mongolia, Russia (Far East, Siberia)]. Lychnis yunnanensis was described from material received from Max Leichtlin, allegedly collected in Yunnan. The plant evidently belongs in the Silene linnaeana group, but differs from S. linnaeana sensu stricto in having broader flowers with larger petals that some-times have prominent lateral teeth, and in having a much denser indumentum. The other Siberian taxa also always lack the lateral teeth, which might indicate that “L. yunnanensis” is something different. However, until more records of this plant are made from the Yunnan area, the record is best regarded as doubtful. Lychnis yunnanensis is sometimes erroneously placed in the synonymy of S. huguettiae. The “Lychnis sibirica” group has recently been demonstrated to belong to Silene by molecular and morphological studies (Oxelman et al., Nordic J. Bot. 20: 513–518. 2001).


Superordinate taxon: Silene unranked arcticae (ID: 811)

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