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Silene cashmeriana (Royle ex Benth.) Majumdar

J. Indian Bot. Soc. 42: 649. 1964, 1964
ID: 221 | IPNI
== Silene indica var. cashmeriana (Royle ex Benth.) Y.J.Nasir, in Fl. Pakistan, 175: 71 (1986), 1986==Melandrium cashmerianum (Royle ex Benth.) Walp., Repert. Bot. Syst. (Walpers) i. 280. , 1842 Basionym: Lychnis cashmeriana Royle ex Benth., in Royle, Illustr. Bot. Himal. 80. , 1834 Type: India , Cashmer, Royle, K , holo
= Melandrium dingriense Y.W.Tsui & P.Ke ex L.H.Zhou, Fl. Xizang. 1: 716 (1983). , 1983 Type: ,

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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 cashmeriana (Royle ex Bentham) Majumdar, J. Indian Bot. Soc. 42: 649. 1964. øÀ ≤√◊∂˚”¨◊”≤› ke shi mi er ying zi cao Lychnis cashmeriana Royle ex Bentham in Royle, Ill. Bot. Himal. Mts. 80. 1834; Melandrium cashmerianum (Royle ex Bentham) Walpers; M. dingriense Y. W. Tsui & P. Ke ex L. H. Zhou; M. nyalamense L. H. Zhou. Herbs perennial, 50–70 cm tall. Stems erect, densely shortly whitish hairy. Basal leaves withering early; cauline leaves sessile, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 5–7.5 cm × 6–15(–20) mm, both surfaces sparsely villous, ciliate at margin, base cuneate or nearly rounded, apex acute or acuminate. Cymes sparse, few flowered. Pedicel slender, glandular hairy; bracts lanceolate, herbaceous, glandular hairy. Calyx pale green, campanulate, 1–1.7 cm × 7–9 mm; longitudinal veins violet-blue or brown, prominent, cohering at calyx teeth; calyx teeth triangular-ovate, 3–5 mm, abaxially glandular hairy, margin membranous, ciliate, apex acute or acuminate. Androgynophore 2–3 mm, densely villous. Petals exserted 6–8 mm beyond calyx, yellowish green or ?pale green, 1.2–1.5 cm; claws saccate-oblanceolate, villous at base, auricles ovate; limbs broadly ovate, 5–8 mm, bifid; lobes entire or laciniate, with teeth or small lobes on each lateral side; coronal scales round, ca. 1.5 mm, slightly undulate at apex. Stamens included, ca. 1 cm; filaments glabrous. Styles (4 or)5, ca. 3 mm. Capsule not seen. Fl. Jul–Aug. Grasslands, brush; 3400–4100 m. Xizang [Kashmir]. The type has not been seen by the present authors.

Comment: Synonyms according to FOC: Melandrium nyalamense is described from Nyalam in Tibet, close to the Nepalese border, N of Kathmandu. The type of Melandrium dingriense is collected on the same road to Lhatse, near Tingri. It has broad ovatate leaves, but much smaller flowers and is probably something else. Hence, However, the presence in China seems confoirmed by the Falconer specimen in K ( which matches the Royle type well.

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

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