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10. Silene laxantha Majumdar in J. Ind. Bot. Soc. 52:650. 1963. Bocquet, Candollea 22: 14. 1967; ibid, l.c. 79. 1969.


  • Lychnis pilosa (Edgew.) Edgew.
  • Melandrium pilosum Edgew.

    A gynodioecious species, similar to S. India Roxb. But stem covered with long glandular hairs above; bracts ovate to ovate lanceolate with dense long hairs; calyx of hermaphrodite flowers 12-14 mm-of female flowers 8-10 mm, carpophore short; seeds with conical tubercles at the back.

    Fl. Per.: May-June.

    Holotype: Himalaya, Garhwal, Musapane, 4000-4300 m, Edgeworth 162 (K); (iso. OXF).

    Distribution: Temperate Himalaya from Hazara eastward to Kashmir & Nepal.

    Reported also from Pir Panjal range (J.L. Stewart 737, K). R.R. Stewart, (l.c.) suggests it could be S. indica.


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