Silene armeria L. (Cultivated)

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Silene coeli-rosa (L.) Godr. (Cultivated)

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Silene nepalensis Majumdar (China (Qinghai, Sichuan, Yunnan), Tibet, Bhutan, Chumbi, Sikkim, Jammu & Kashmir (Kashmir), India (Himachal Pradesh), Nepal as per Catalogue of Life)
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Silene pendula L. (Cultivated) 

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Silene species in India:

  1. Silene alba (Mill.) E.H.L.Krause [synonym of S. latifolia Poir. subsp. alba (Mill.) Greuter & Burdet]
  2. S. amoena L.
  3. S. armeria L. (cultivated)
  4. S. baccifera (L.) Roth
  5. S. caespitella F.N.Williams
  6. S. cancellata (Edgew. & Hook.f.) Majumdar
  7. S. cashmeriana (Royle) Majumdar
  8. S. coeli-rosa (L.) Godr. (cultivated)
  9. S. colorata Poir.
  10. S. conoidea L.
  11. S. coronaria (Desr.) Clairv. ex Rchb. (cultivated)
  12. S. edgeworthii Bocquet [synonum of S. indica (Roxb.) Roxb. ex Otth var. edgeworthii (Bocquet) Y.L.Nasir]
  13. S. eduardi Bocquet
  14. S. falconeri (Rohrb.) Bocquet
  15. S. falconeriana Benth.
  16. S. gallica L.
  17. S. gangotriana Pusalkar, D.K.Singh & Lakshmin.
  18. S. gonosperma (Rupr.) Bocq. [subsp. gonosperma; subsp. himalayensis (Rohrb.) Bocquet (synonym of S.himalayensis Rahrb.) Majumdar)
  19. S. graminifolia Otth.
  20. S. indica (Roxb.) Roxb. ex Otth [var. bhutanica (W.W.Sm.) Bocquet; var. indica]
  21. S. khasiana Rohrb.
  22. S. kumaonensis F.Williams
  23. S. kunawurensis Benth.
  24. S. laxantha Majumdar
  25. S. madens Majumdar [synonym of S. himalayensis (Rohrb.) Majumdar]
  26. S. moorcroftiana Wall. ex Benth.
  27. S. nepalensis Majumdar
  28. S. nigrescens (Edgew.) Majumdar
  29. S. pendula L.
  30. S. rechingeri Bocq.
  31. S. repens Patrin
  32. S. setisperma Majumdar
  33. S. songarica (Fischer, C.Meyer & Ave-Lall.) Bocq.
  34. S. stewartii (Edgew.) Majumdar
  35. S. stracheyi Edgeworthii
  36. S. vagans C.B.Clarke
  37. S. viridiflora L. forma webbiana (Wall. ex Benth.) Rohrb.
  38. S. viscosa (L.) Pers.
  39. S. vulgaris (Moench) Garcke
  40. S. wahlbergella Chowdhuri [synonym of S. uralensis subsp. apetala (L.) Bocquet] 

References:

  1. Aswal, B.S. and Mehrotra, B.N. 1994. Flora of Lahaul-Spiti (A Cold Desert in North West Himalaya). Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradun. Pp. 137-144.
  2. Chowdhery, H.J. and Wadhwa, B.M. 1984. Flora of Himachal Pradesh Vol-1. Botanical Survey of India, Howrah. Pp.94-100.
  3. Majumdar, N.C. 1993. Caryophyllaceae. In: Sharma, B.D., Balakrishnan, N.P. and Sanjappa, M. (eds.) Flora of India Vol-2. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta. Pp. 502-595.
  4. Pusalkar, P.K. and Dingh, D.K. 2012. Flora of Gangotri National Park Western Himalaya, India. Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. Pp.115-121.
  5. Uniyal, B.P., Sharma, J.R., Choudhery, U. And Singh, D.K. 2007.
    Flowering Plants of Uttarakhand (A Checklist). Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehradum. Pp. 81-82.
  6. eFI page (and references therein) 
Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution English name
Silene
armeria
L. 
Herb Western Ghats,
Cultivated, Native of Mediterranean Region
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Nilgiri Campion,
Sweet-William Catchfly, Lobel’s Catchfly, Garden Catchfly
Silene coeli-rosa (L.) Godron Herb Western
Ghats, Cultivated, Native of Mediterranean Region
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul,
Nilgiri
Rose
of Heaven 
Silene gallica L. Erect
Herb
Western
Ghats, Naturalized, Native of Mediterranean Region
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore,
Dindigul, Nilgiri
Small-flowered
Catchfly, Windmill Pink

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Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
 
Silene armeria (Cultivated) Caryophyllaceae None-so-Pretty
Silene caespitella Silene maheshwarii, Melandrium neocaespitosum, Melandrium xainzaense Caryophyllaceae Clustered Campion
Silene cashmeriana Lychnis cashmeriana, Melandrium cashmerianum Caryophyllaceae Kashmir Campion
Silene conoidea Conosilene conoidea, Cucubalus conoideus Caryophyllaceae Cone Campion
Silene coronaria (Cultivated) Agrostemma coronaria, Lychnis coronaria Caryophyllaceae Rose Campion
Silene falconeriana Caryophyllaceae Falconer’s Campion
Silene gallica (Naturalised) Silene gallica f. quinquevulnera, Corone quinquevulnera Caryophyllaceae Five-Wounded Catchfly
Silene gangotriana Caryophyllaceae Gangotri Campion
Silene gonosperma Lychnis pumila, Melandrium pumilum Caryophyllaceae Angled-Seed Campion
Silene graminifolia Silene tenuis, Silene pubistyla, Silene sobolevskajae Caprifoliaceae Grass-Leaved Campion
Silene himalayensis Lychnis himalayensis, Silene madens, Silene gonosperma var.
himalayensis
Caryophyllaceae Himalayan Campion
Silene indica var. edgeworthii Silene edgeworthii, Lychnis fimbriata, Agrostemma fimbriatum Caryophyllaceae Edgeworth’s Campion
Silene indica var. indica Lychnis indica, Lychnis ciliata, Melandrium indicum Caryophyllaceae Indian Campion
Silene pendula (Cultivated) Caryophyllaceae Nodding Catchfly
Silene vulgaris Caryophyllaceae Bladder Campion

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Silene afghanica Rohrb. (No distribution
given in India)
Silene apetala Willd. (No distribution given in India)
Silene arenosa C. Koch (No distribution given in India)
Silene brahuica Boiss. (No distribution given in India)
Silene bungei Bocquet & Baehni (No distribution given in India)
Silene citrina Boiss. (No distribution given in India)
Silene colorata Poiret (No distribution given in India)
Silene coniflora Nees in DC. (No distribution given in India)
Silene joerstadii Wendelbo (No distribution given in India)
Silene longicarpophora (Kom.) Bocquet (No distribution given in India)
Silene longisepala E. Nasir (No distribution given in India)
Silene nana Kar. & Kir. (No distribution given in India)
Silene ovalifolia (Regel & Schmalh) Melzh. (No distribution given in India)
Silene persica Boiss. (No distribution given in India)
Silene pseudo-verticellata E. Nasir (No distribution given in India)
Silene staintonii S.A. Ghazanfar (No distribution given in India)
Silene tenuis Willd. (No distribution given in India)
Silene villosa Forssk. (No distribution given in India)

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Silene fissicalyx Bocquet & Chater (No distribution given in India)
Silene gonosperma var. pertica Bocquet (No distribution given in India)
Silene helleboriflora Exell & Bocquet (No distribution given in India)
Silene holosteifolia Bocquet & Chater (No distribution given in India)
Silene jugorum (F. N. Williams) Bocquet & Chater (No distribution given in India)
Silene pseudocashmeriana Bocquet & Chater (No distribution given in India)
Silene stellariifolia Bocquet & Chater (No distribution given in India)
Silene thomsonii Majumdar (No distribution given in India)
Silene vautierae Bocquet (No distribution given in India)
Silene waltonii F. N. Williams (No distribution given in India)

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Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-

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1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett –
Silene khasiana Rohrbach– Indeterminate- Meghalaya
Silene kunawarensis Benth. in Royle– Rare- Himachal & J & K
Silene vagans C.B.Clarke- Indeterminate- Nagaland

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Gardening in India By George Marshall Woodrow, G Marshall (1999)- Brief details-
Silene pendula (Cultivated)

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Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details-
Silene stracheyi Edgew.

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Hot spots of endemic plants of India, Nepal and Bhutan by M. P. Nayar – Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, 1996 – Science252 pages-
………… Silene laxantha Majumdar: Herb; 3000-4000m; Kashmir Himalaya to W. Nepal Himalaya. …………

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‎Silene ‎(Caryophyllaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Silene (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


I have compiled and added the list of Indian species.


Pl. go through Silene (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎Caryophyllaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia.

If you find any incorrect identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.


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