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Silene esquamata W.W.Sm.


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Description:

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 esquamata W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 11: 223. 1920. Œfi¡€”¨◊”≤› wu lin ying zi cao Herbs perennial, 30–60 cm tall. Roots robust, lignified. Stems erect, multibranched from base, sparsely pubescent with short retrorse hairs at base, apically viscid. Basal leaves spatu-late-oblanceolate, early withered. Cauline leaves with short sterile axillary branches, broadly oblanceolate, 2–7 cm × 5–11(–15) mm, abaxially antrorse-scabrid or with short hairs at veins and margin, midvein sunken, adaxially not hairy, coarse, base attenuate into short petiole or cuneate, apex acute to acu-minate. Flowers bisexual, erect, in a lax ± regular thyrse; cym-ules long stalked, opposite, 1–3-flowered. Pedicel 1.5–4 cm, slender, viscid; bracts linear to linear-lanceolate, 3–8 mm, her-baceous, ciliate. Calyx tubular, clavate in fruit, 1.2–1.7 cm × 2–3 mm, subglabrous, sometimes with sparse short hairs at veins, veins green or violet; calyx teeth ca. 1 mm, ciliate. Andro-gynophore 5–8 mm, glabrous. Petal claws included or slightly exserted beyond calyx, narrowly cuneate, glabrous, auricles not obvious; limbs pale red, obovate, 8–11 mm, deeply bifid, lobes oblong; coronal scales very small. Stamens and styles long exserted; filaments glabrous. Styles 3. Capsule ca. 1 cm. Seeds dark brown, globose-reniform, ca. 1 mm. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Sep. • Mountain stony grasslands, brush; (1800–)2700–3300(–4000) m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


Comment:

Superordinate taxon: Silene sect. longitubulosae C.L.Tang (ID: 953)

Included taxa

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Sequences

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