Silene armeria

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Silene armeria


Polymorphous, annual or biennial, glaucous herb. Leaves spathulate in basal part, early withering; Inflorescence usually rather densely flowered, but often with two main branches. Petals usually pink, lamina obovate, emarginate, coronal scales narrowly elliptic, acute. Ovary ovoid. Capsule oblong, 7-10 mm, as long as or slightly longer than the carpophore. Seeds dark brown, reniform, rugose, c. 0.8 mm.


Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa cultivated), Central Europe present
From Central Europe In Malesia cultivated in Java as an ornamental in the montane regions.


Grierson 1987 – In: Fl. Bhutan: 204
Wadhwa 1996 – In: Fl. Ceylon: 70
Tang Changlin 1996: p. 394. – In: Fl. Reip. Pop. Sin.: f. 13: 4-7
Backer & Bakh. f. 1963 – In: Fl. Java: 210
Edgew. & Hook. f. 1874 – In: Fl. Brit. India: 218