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5. Silene viscosa (L.) Pers., Synops. Pl. 1:497. 1805. E. Nasir in Biologia 6:185.1960; Chater & Walters in Tutin et al., Fl. Eur. 1:165.1964; Coode & Cullen in Davis, Fl. Turk. 2:202.1967; Stewart, Ann, Cat. Vase. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 252. 1972.


  • Cucubalus viscosus L.
  • Melandrium viscosum (L.) Celak.
  • Silene griffithii Boiss.
  • Silene multifida Edgew.

    Robust perennial, with a thick branched woody stock. Stems up to tall, erect, densely glandular pubescent. Leaves 5-7 veined, 10-100(-160) x 10-30(-50) mm, ovate to ovate-lanceolate to lanceolate or spathulate, the leaves with a long attenuate base, apex acute, densely pubescent. Bracts lanceolate, glandular-pubescent. Inflorescence paniculate, the lateral branches ending in usually a 3-7-flowered dichasis. Pedicels densely glandular. Calyx 7-20 mm, cylindrical clavate in fruit, densely glandular-pubescent; teeth lanceolate, acute, with a hyaline ciliate margin; nerves greenish, distinct. Petal white, limb c.9 mm, deeply divided into 2 lobes, each lobe further divided, claw 20-22 mm, clearly exserted from the calyx, not auriculate. Coronal scales a Carpophore 2-4 mm, pubescent. Capsule c. 14 mm, ovoid, included in the calyx.

    Fl. Per.: April-May.

    Type: Described from S. Europe and the Orient, Hb. Linn. 582, 7(LINN).

    Distribution: Europe, Caucasus, Iran, Pakistan, India.

    A common species usually growing on rocks at 1100-1150 m.


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