Yunnan 2010 Caprifoliaceae for the Flora of China

Voucher:10CS2203

Caryophyllaceae
Silene himalayensis (Rohrbach) Majumdar    

Region:Yunnan; Zhongdian (Shangri-la) Pref.; Deqin Xian
Gazetteer:5 km from Geza (Gezancun) towards Langdoucun. Top of the pass.
Coordinates: 28.1476 N, 99.9037 E  Alt: 4479m 

Herb 10 cm tall. Petals shorter than calyx. Petals 4-lobed. Petal lobes pale purple with 10 purple veins joining at the apex. Petal claw dark purple. Corona scales small, bilobed. Ovary elongated, dark purple-black. Stigmas 5, white. Anthers white.
Alpine scree. SW-facing slope 45 with Potentilla, Bistorta, Arenaria, mosses.

Identification Notes:Verified with Flora of China online www.efloras.org. Seeds brown, winged.
Ancillary Collections: Photos, DNA 

Borosova, R.; Guo, Y.; Landrein, S.; Liu, C.; Osborne, J. & Zhang, T.#2203               3 August 2010

morphological details

calyx base calyx base calyx apex calyx apex calyx surface calyx surface

petal petal

petal apex petal apex

calyx section calyx section

capsule apex capsule apex capsule base capsule base capsule section capsule section
seeds seeds adaxial leaf surface adaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface abaxial leaf surface
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habitat
Herbarium voucher
Herbarium voucher

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