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23. Silene colorata Poiret, Voy. Barb. 2:163. 1789. Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. P1. W. Pak. & Kashm. 251.1972.


  • Silene bipartita Boiss.

    Annual. Stems ascending to ± decumbent, whitish, pubescent to pilose, eglandular. Leaves 10-25 x 1.5-8 mm, obovate-spathulate or oblong-lanceolate to oblong-linear, upper leaves often linear-lanceolate. Inflorescence few-flowered. Calyx 11-19 mm, cylindrical, clavate in fruit, pubescent, teeth ovate, ciliate. Petals pink-purplish-white, limb bilobed into linear lobes. Coronal scales oblanceolate, obtuse. Carpophore exceeding the capsule length. Seeds c. 1 mm broad, reniform with, winged or deeply grooved at the back face plane or minutely to tubercled.

    Fl. Per.: March-April.

    Type: Described from N. W. Africa.

    Distribution: Mediterranean area, N. Iraq, Palestine, Arabia, Syrian desert, Turkey.

    Uncommon. Perhaps under-collected. Aitchison (in note) mentions it as common in cultivated areas.


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