Silene pendula

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Silene pendula


Annual herb. Leaves ovate to narrowly ovate, pubescent, 3-5 by 0.5-1.5 cm, apex rounded to acute, sometimes mucronate. Inflorescence a raceme-like, monochasial, lax cyme; Petals pink (to white). Capsule obovoid-conical, 10-12 mm; Seeds 1.3-1.5 mm, subglobose, dark brown, with convex faces, rugose.


Asia-Tropical: Jawa (Jawa cultivated), Europe: Italy (Italy)
Indigenous to Italy In Malesia commonly cultivated in the montane regions of Java as an ornamental, often in the form with filled flowers.


Backer & Bakh. f. 1963 – In: Fl. Java: 210
Tang Changlin 1996: p. 400. – In: Fl. Reip. Pop. Sin.: f. 103: 8-13