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14. Silene citrina Boiss., Fl. Or. Suppl. 101. 1888. E. Nasir in Biologia 5:66. 1959; Mizushima in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 115.1960; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vast. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 251. 1972.


  • Lychnis cabulica Aitch.
  • Silene luciliae Bocquet

    Perennial, 15-30 cm tall with a short woody stock, covered with remains of old leaf bases. Stem simple or branched, erect, pubescent. Basal leaves up to 100 x 14 mm, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate. Calyx 11-13 mm, campanulate, glandular-pubescent, inflated in fruit, ± membranous, slightly constricted below the capsule; teeth lanceolate or broadly so; nerves prominent. Petal limb bibbed; claw auriculate. Coronal scales oblong: Capsule included in calyx.

    Fl. Per.: July.

    Holotype: Herb. ad Schendtoi, Afghaniae, Aitchison 412; 433 (G, photo; K).

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Pakistan.

    Found up to 2400 m. The seeds (undeveloped) in M. Nath 2353 appear to be reniform-papillose and dark brown in colour. Not common.


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