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3. Silene afghanica Rohrb. in Ind. Scm. Hort. Berol. App. 2:5. 1867. Rohrb. Monogr. der Gatt. Silene 210.1868; Wendelbo in Nytt. Mag. Bot. 1:29.1952 E. Nasir in Biologia, 6:186.1960; Mizushima in Kitam: Fl. Afghan. 115.1960; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 250.1972.


Perennial up to 55 cm tall, with a branched woody stock. Stems ± pubescent below, glabrous above, erect, simple or branched. Leaves 20-70 x 1-5 mm basally congested; basal leaves spathulate, scabrid, base long attenuate, apex obtuse cauline leaves scabrid, linear, sessile, apex acute. Bracts linear-lanceolate, with a hyaline ciliate margin. Inflorescence a loose panicle. Calyx 10-11 mm, cylindrical, glabrous, tapering below, teeth ovate, obtuse. Petal limb 7-8 mm, divided into oblong lobes, claw exserted, ciliate; coronal scales oblong. Carpophore 5-6 pubescent. Filaments hairy. Seed reniform c. 1 mm, back tuberculate, faces smooth.

Fl. Per.: May-July.

Type: Afghanistan, Griffith 314 (K).

Distribution: Afghanistan, N.W. Pakistan (Chitral).


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