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13. Silene brahuica Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:615. 1867. Rohrb. Monogr. der Gatt. Silene 192. 1868; Williams in J. Linn. Soc. 32. 149. 1896; Schischk. in Kom., Fl. URSS. 6:653. 1936; Burkill, Work. List. Fl. Pl. Baluch. 15. 1956; Mizushima in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 115. 1960; E. Nasir in Biologla 6:185. 1960; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 250. 1972.


  • Silene aucheriana sensu E. Nasir

    Gynodioecious perennial with a slender woody stock. Stems many, up To 40 cm, usually erect, pubescent. Leaves 10-30 x 1-1.5 mm, linear, in spurious whorls at the nodes, pubescent. Bracts 4-6 mm, lanceolate, pubescent. Inflorescence a lax panicle, the lateral branches with solitary or 3-flowered in a dichasium. Calyx of hermaphrodite flower 12-13 mm, of female flower 9.5-10 mm, cylincrical, clavate in fruit, glandular, pubescent; teeth ovate, obtuse, with a ciliate hyaline margin, nerves greenish. Petals yellowish-green, limb c. 5 mm, c. ½ divided; claw 7-8 mm, not auriculate. Coronal scales oblong. Cupophore c. 6 mm in hermaphrodite flowers, c. 4 mm in female flowers, pubescent. Capsule 7-10 mm, ovoid, included in the calyx. Seeds c. 1 mm broad, reniform, bluntly to black.

    Fl. Per.: April.

    Syntypes: Hab. In Afghania ad Choky, Griffith (K): in Belutschia prope; Doubund Stocks (K).

    Recognised by the presence of young foliage fascicles in the axils of leaves. Found in waste ground or stony places up to 2200 m.


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