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Pakistan | Family List | Caryophyllaceae | Silene

24. Silene apetala Willd., Sp. Pl. 2:703. 1799. Boiss., Fl. Or. 1:596. 1867; Edgew & Hook. f. in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 1:218. 1874; Schischkh., in Kom. Fl. URSS. 6:614.1936; E. Nasir in Biologia, 5:64.1959; Mizushima in Kitam., Fl. Afghan. 115; 1960; Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 250.1972.


Annual, 15-35 mm tall. Stems erect, leafy, simple or branched, pubescent. Leaves 10-30 x 1-2 mm, linear-lanceolate; pubescent, base clasping at the noder. Bracts similar to leaves, but smaller, pubescent. Flowers 1-3, in axillary clusters Pediceis 4-20 mm, pubescent. Calyx 8-9 mm, campanulate, broader in pubescent, especially on the nerves; teeth lanceolate, ciliate; nerves greenish. Petals absent or not. Carpophore 1-2 mm, glabrous. Capsule 6-7 mm, globose, included in the calyx. Seeds 1-2 mm, grooved at the back, with 2 undulate wings on sides.

Fl. Per.: March-April.

Type: Not designated.

Distribution: Mediterranean area, Turkey, Iran, Arabia, Afghanistan, Central and Pakistan.

In Pakistan found in Chitral, N.W.F.P. and Attock District.


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