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82. Silene pubicalycina C. Y. Wu, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 4: 151. 1982.

毛萼蝇子草 mao e ying zi cao

Herbs perennial, 15--30 cm tall. Roots robust, with root crown. Stems sparsely clustered, ascending, simple, white villous, apically glandular hairy. Basal leaves saccate-oblanceolate, 5--10 cm × 5--12 mm, both surfaces and margin white villous, midvein prominent, base attenuate into long petiole, apex acute, rarely rounded, mucronulate; cauline leaves oblanceolate or lanceolate, small, 3--5 cm × 4--7 mm. Cymes few flowered. Pedicel 1--3 cm, villous, glandular hairy; bracts ovate-lanceolate, small, herbaceous, densely white villous. Calyx campanulate, 1.2--1.5 cm × 4--6 mm, densely villous; longitudinal veins obscure, lilac, cohering at apex; calyx teeth triangular-ovate, 3--4 mm, margin membranous, ciliate, apex rounded or obtuse. Androgynophore 2--3 mm, glabrous. Petals red, ca. 1.8 cm; claws oblanceolate, ca. 1.2 cm, glabrous, with auricles; limbs exserted beyond calyx, ovate, ca. 6 mm, deeply bifid to middle; lobes narrowly ovate, margin entire, slightly emarginate; coronal scales broad, ca. 1.5 mm, with few indented teeth. Stamens included; filaments glabrous. Styles included. Capsule ovoid, shorter than calyx. Seeds dark brown, reniform, minutely tuberculate. Fl. Jul--Aug, fr. Aug--Sep.

* Forests; ca. 3200 m. SW Sichuan, SE Xizang (Zayü Xian), NW Yunnan (Zhongdian Xian).

This species is very similar to Silene lamarum, but has a longer androgynophore and different seed morphology.


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