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Silene indica Roxb. ex Otth

Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 1: 368. 1824 [mid Jan 1824], 1824
ID: 217 | IPNI
== Silene indica var. indica, , ==Lychnis indica (Roxb. ex Otth) Benth., Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. [Royle] 81. 1834 [Jun 1834], ==Melandrium indicum (Roxb. ex Otth) Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. (Walpers) 1(2): 280. 1842 [18-20 Sep 1842], ("MELANDRIUM indicum Walp." i IK)
= Silene indica Roxb., Hort. Bengal. 34. 1814, 1814 , nom. illeg.Type: , amb
= Silene pseudocashmeriana Bocquet & Chater, Enum. Fl. Pl. Nepal 2: 56 (1979)., 1979 Type: BM , holo
=Lychnis ischnopetala (F.N.Williams) Majumdar, in B.D. Sharma & N.P. Balakrishnan et al., Fl. India 2: 542 (1993):., Basionym: Hedona ischnopetala F.N.Williams, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. xxxviii. 405 (1909)., Type: China, Dungboo 1106 K , amb

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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 indica Roxburgh ex Otth in de Candolle, Prodr. 1: 368. 1824. ”°∂»”¨◊”≤› yin du ying zi cao Herbs perennial, 25–50 cm tall. Roots robust, root crown lignified, producing stoloniform stems. Stems caespitose, erect or ascending, gray-green, simple or branched, hairy, apically glandular hairy. Basal leaves withered early; cauline leaves 4–8 pairs, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 2–4(–4.5) × 1–2 cm, hirtellous, glandular hairy, margin ciliate, base cuneate, half clasping, apex acute. Flowers 7–20(–30). Pedicel elongated. Flowers slightly nutant, erect in late anthesis. Calyx campanulate, slightly inflated, 1.1–1.4 cm × 6–9 mm, umbilicate at base, open at apex, glandular hairy; longitudinal veins dark violet or green, densely hirtellous-glandular hairy; calyx teeth broadly triangular, 3–4 mm, margin membranous, glandular ciliate, apex obtuse. Androgynophore ca. 2 mm, weakly hairy. Petals exserted 3–4 mm beyond calyx, green or violet-brown; claws cuneate, 9–11 mm, narrowly auriculate, glabrous or sparsely villous in early anthesis; limbs nearly orbicular, ca. 4 mm, bifid or deeply so, lobes entire or with obtuse laciniae; coronal scales round, scarious, with small round teeth at apex, 0.5–1 mm. Stamens exserted; filaments villous at base. Styles 4 or 5. Capsule ovoid, 1.1–1.2 cm × 7–8 mm, 8–10-toothed. Seeds triangular-reniform, ca. 1 mm, with auriculate pit on two sides; abaxially with prominent tubercles. Fl. Jul, fr. Aug. Mountains, mountain brush; 2300–3900 m. Xizang [Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Nepal]. 1a. Calyx 11–14 × 6–9 mm; androgynophore ca. 2 mm 77a. var. indica 1b. Calyx 14–18 × 10–12 mm; androgynophore ca. 3 mm 77b. var. bhutanica


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

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