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Silene rubricalyx (C.Marquand) Bocquet

Candollea xxii. 15 (1967).,
ID: 203 | IPNI
== Melandrium rubricalyx (Marquand) Pax & K.Hoffm., , Basionym: Lychnis rubricalyx C.Marquand, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. xlviii. 164 (1929). , 1929 Type: F. Kingdon Ward 1086 BM , iso

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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 rubricalyx (Marquand) Bocquet, Candollea 22: 15. 1967. ∫Ï›‡”¨◊”≤› hong e ying zi cao Lychnis rubricalyx Marquand, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 48: 164. 1929; Melandrium rubricalyx (Marquand) Pax & K. Hoffmann. Herbs perennial, 5–15(–20) cm, with procumbent stems, rooting at nodes. Stems sparsely caespitose, erect, simple, densely violet glandular hairy. Basal leaves ovate or narrowly oblanceolate, 2.5–5 cm × 7–13 mm, subglabrous to sparsely villous with long hairs, especially towards margin, apex acute or nearly so; cauline leaves 1 or 2 pairs, elliptic, smaller, 1–3 cm × 4–6 mm. Flowers 1–3, slightly nutant, erect after anthesis. Pedicel 2.5–3 cm, glandular villous; bracts lanceolate, glandular hairy. Calyx campanulate or cylindric-campanulate, membranous, saccate, 1.3–1.7 cm × 8–10 mm, densely glandular villous, umbilicate at base, open at apex, inflated in fruit, longitudinal veins brown or dark violet; calyx teeth broadly triangular, ca. 4 mm, weakly hairy, margin ciliate. Androgynophore ca. 3 mm, woolly-hairy. Petals exserted ca. 7 mm beyond calyx; claws pale red, exserted 2–3 mm beyond calyx, 1.3–1.4 cm × 5–6 mm, cuneate, with triangular-ovate auricles above, villous at base; limbs spreading, violet or dark violet, broadly ovate, ca. 5 mm, 4-lobed or deeply so, medial lobes with minute laciniae or round teeth; lateral lobes dentate or linear, smaller; coronal scales broadly cuneate, 1–1.5 mm, laciniate or dentate. Stamens slightly exserted beyond corolla throat; filaments villous at base. Styles not exserted. Capsule globose or ellipsoid, 7–10 × 6–8 mm, shorter than persistent calyx, 5-toothed. Seeds brown, slightly flattened, ca. 1.5 mm, lustrous; abaxially faintly tuberculate. Fl. Aug–Sep, fr. Aug–Sep. • Alpine meadows; 3400–3600 m. SW Sichuan, E Xizang.


Superordinate taxon: Silene unranked Asiae mediae (ID: 812)

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