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Silene platyphylla Franch.

Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 419. 1887 ; et Pl. Delav. (1889) 81, 1887
ID: 145 | IPNI
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=Melandrium praticola (W.W.Sm.) Pax & K.Hoffm., , 1920==Silene platyphylla var. praticola (W.W.Sm.) C.Y.Wu , in Vasc. Pl. Hengduan Mount., 1: 428 (1993), Basionym: Silene praticola W.W.Sm., Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 11: 228. 1920, 1920 Type: Forrest 13037, ,

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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 platyphylla Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France 33: 419. 1886. øÌ“∂”¨◊”≤› kuan ye ying zi cao Melandrium platyphyllum (Franchet) Handel-Mazzetti; M. praticolum (W. W. Smith) Pax & K. Hoffmann; Silene platyphylla f. congesta Franchet; S. platyphylla f. involucrata Franchet; S. platyphylla f. paniculifera Franchet; S. platyphylla var. praticola (W. W. Smith) C. Y. Wu; S. praticola W. W. Smith. Herbs perennial. Roots cylindric. Stems diffuse, 60–100 cm tall, much branched, pubescent. Leaves ovate, 6–8 × 3–5 cm, abaxially pubescent, margin ciliate, conspicuously 3- or 5-veined, base nearly rounded or shallowly ovate, apex acute. Lower internodes in dichasium long, subsequent short. Pedicel 6–30 mm, hirtellous. Bracts ovate, herbaceous, densely pubescent. Calyx tubular-clavate, ca. 1.5 cm, densely spinose hairy at veins; teeth triangular-lanceolate, margin membranous, ciliate, apex acute or acuminate. Androgynophore 1–2 mm. Petals white or pale red, ca. 2 cm; claws slightly exserted beyond calyx, oblanceolate, glabrous; limbs obovate, bifid to middle; lobes elliptic, with a linear lobe or narrow tooth on each side (in var. praticola shallowly 4-lobed). Stamens slightly exserted; filaments glabrous. Styles prominently exserted. Capsule ovoid, 8–10 mm, shorter than calyx. Seeds dark brown, reniform, ca. 1 mm, with lateral auricular pits. Fl. Jun–Aug, fr. Aug–Sep. • Forest margins, brush; 2400–2700(–3200) m. SW Sichuan, W Yunnan. The primary dichasial branch is very long and subsequent ones short, especially so in var. involucrata.


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

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