Edgeworth’s Campion ;
Much more robust plant than var. indica with thicker narrower leaves and longer fimbriate petals; Robust plant up to 1 m tall; leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 3-6 cm long, hairy; flowers in panicles, erect or nodding; calyx
inflated, with brownish veins, 12-18 mm long; petals white, reddish outside, longer than sepals by about one third, fimbriate with linear lobes; capsule almost as long as calyx. 
Silene edgeworthii is distinct from S. vulgaris (formerly Silene inflata) in that former has 5 (rarely 4) styles and fimbriate petals whereas latter has 3 styles and deeply bilobed petals.

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Flora of Chakrata: Silene edgeworthii from Chakrata:  Silene edgeworthii from Chakrata
Identified on the basis of the information provided by … in an earlier thread
Silene edgeworthii is distinct from S. vulgaris (formerly Silene inflata) in that former has 5 (rarely 4) styles and fimbriate petals whereas latter has 3 styles and deeply bilobed petals. You can clearly see three styles and
deeply lobed petals in atleast two of my flowers. In that respect your plant looks different: style number is not clear (you may try to count by enlarging your original photographs).
Still i have little doubt
Pls validate


S. edgeworthii is however much similar to S. setisperma (Lychnis inflata not to be confused with Silene inflata) which does not have fimbriate petals although calyx looks similar with darker veins http://www.flowersofindia.in/catalog/slides/Himalayan%20Campion.html
S. edgeworthii is, however, now correctly known as  Silene indica var. edgeworthii (Bocquet) Y.J.
Nasir<http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-50312911>

 

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Silene indica var. edgeworthii from Mussoorie Chakrata Road: Silene indica Roxb. ex Otth in DC., Prodr. 1:368. 1824,  var. edgeworthii  (Bocquet) Y. Nasir, Fl. Pakistan 175: 70, f. 10: I 70, 1986
syn: Silene edgeworthii Bocquet; Lychnis indica var. fimbriata Edgew. & Hook. f.; Lychnis fimbriata (G. Don) Benth.; Lychnis fimbriata  Wall.; Agrostemma fimbriatum Wall. ex G. Don

Much more robust plant than var. indica with thicker narrower leaves and longer fimbriate petals; Robust plant up to 1 m tall; leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 3-6 cm long, hairy; flowers in panicles, erect or nodding; calyx
inflated, with brownish veins, 12-18 mm long; petals white, reddish outside, longer than sepals by about one third, fimbriate with linear lobes; capsule almost as long as calyx.
Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road on September 16


 

Sir here are mines
pls validate

 

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Plant for ID: 291011 SRANA 04: Request for identification
Date: 5 August 2011
Plant Location: Bhottnalla catchment Chenab Valley Paddar Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 2772 meters asl
GPS: 33.41 N and 76.32 E
Habit/Habitat: Wild herb
Plant height: 1-2 feet

A better close up of flower and calyx needed. Please count number of styles also. Looks like Silene indica var. edgeworthii but calyx seems to be glandular hairy.


I am attaching another close-up picture of the plant. I was thinking another plant as Silene indica. Kindly help me identify this plant also.


 

Yes Silene indica var. edgeworthii
 

 


 

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Date: 6th August 2011
Plant location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 2925 meters asl
GPS: 33.33 N and 76.23 E
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb

Plant height: 2 to 3 feets


Same as identified earlier.


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Date: 6th August 2011
Plant location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 3019 meters asl
GPS: 33.33 N and 76.23 E
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb

Plant height: 2 to 3 feets


Should be same, as identified earlier. Send close up of flower for confirmation


A good picture of flower is not available but I am attaching a closeup of the same plant.


Not without petals


 

 

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Silene series 2 – Kalatope al050911:  Presenting today a series of Silene sp.
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
Habit herb
Habitat wild
Season August

 

 

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VOF Week: Silene from the valley: This is Silene indica var. edgeworthii, captured from near Valley…..


 

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VOF Week: Silene sp-5 along Govindghat-Ghangaria route.: This is one more but the last set of Silene sp. photographs. Since it was raining, i just took these photographs using my old pocket camera. Sorry for the poor quality of photographs.
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Date/Time: 10-08-2012 /09:00AM
Location: Govindghat-Ghangaria route.


Should be Silene indica var. edgeworthii (Syn: Silene edgeworthii)


Yes Silene indica var. edgeworthii also found in Chakrata region

 

 

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Vof Week: Silene indica var. edgeworthii (Bocquet) Y.J. Nasir from way to Ghangriya:  Silene indica var. edgeworthii (Bocquet) Y.J. Nasir from way to Ghangriya


 

I have checked the time of clicks. There seem to be two distinct populations, The one with two lobed petals (and two side teeth) don’t seem to be var. edgeworthii. Perhaps a key to Indian varieties of Silene indica should help.


Yes Sir these were two different population. I will separate both now


These pics seems to be different. May be any other variety. waiting for comments


Description matches with S. indica var. indica, but lobes are much narrower and longer. We may have to check Indian treatment on Silene.


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Flora of Chakrata: Silene sp. 4 for id from Budher-2011:  Can this Silene sp. be identified without sufficient pics? I have only these two pics.. shot from near Budher caves in September 2011…

I think Silene indica var. edgeworthii

 

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Flora of Chakrata: Silene sp. 3 for id 2011-Budher:   This Silene was again shot from Budher caves road in September 2011, id help requested…


I think same S. indica var. edgeworthii


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Caryophyllaceae week: Silene indica var. edgeworthii Gobind Ghat:  This is again Silene indica var. edgeworthii shot from Gobind Ghat-Ghanghariya trail in August 2012…


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Caryophyllaceae Week: Silene indica var. edgeworthii along Govindghat-Ghangaria route–PKA7:  This is one more Silene sp.
Bot. name: Silene indica var. edgeworthii
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Date/Time: 10-08-2012 /09:00AM
Location: Govindghat-Ghangaria route.


Yes … Excellent photographs.

Caryophyllaceae Week: Silene indica var. edgeworthii from Mussoorie Chakrata Road:  Silene indica Roxb. ex Otth in DC., Prodr. 1:368. 1824, var. edgeworthii (Bocquet) Y. Nasir, Fl. Pakistan 175: 70, f. 10: I 70, 1986

syn: Silene edgeworthii Bocquet; Lychnis indica var. fimbriata Edgew. & Hook. f.; Lychnis fimbriata* (G. Don) Benth.; Lychnis fimbriata Wall.; Agrostemma fimbriatum Wall. ex G. Don
Much more robust plant than var. indica with thicker narrower leaves and longer fimbriate petals; Robust plant up to 1 m tall; leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 3-6 cm long, hairy; flowers in panicles, erect or nodding; calyx inflated, with brownish veins, 12-18 mm long; petals white, reddish outside, longer than sepals by about one third, fimbriate with linear lobes; capsule almost as long as calyx.
Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road on September 16
 

 


 

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Silene indica var. edgeworthii from summer Hill Road Shimla

pls validate


Yes … Nice photographs

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*Silene indica var. edgeworthii ABAUG2016/63 : 2 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.

This was from my last walk to Triund. To me it looks to be Silene indica var. edgeworthii.  Please advise.
Silene indica var. edgeworthiiEdgeworth’s Campion
Mcleodganj-Triund trek, HP
2200m approx.

21 August 2016


Caryophyllaceae Week: Silene indica var. edgeworthii: This was shot from Budher caves road, Chakrata in September 2010… Silene indica var. edgeworthii..


Let us explore it further.


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Saw these en route Ghangaria from Govindghat, Uttarakhand in Aug 2018.

Looks like Silene indica var. edgeworthii. Kindly validate.



yes a Silene but i cant go further. my problem. lets see what do experts say


To me also appear close to images at Silene indica var. edgeworthii


wow, … you are really using the website. i love it


Nice images. How big are flower size. Mine still ID pending.


Yes, this time around, I had a look at all the VOF pics on the efi site (area by area – such as Govindghat – Ghangaria, Hemkund, VOF, Mana, Auli etc.)
And then tried to match my pics with them. It was a very enjoyable time, well spent.

I did the tour twice, once physically in August 2018 and them pictorially (through efi) in September.


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SK 2262 31 October 2019 : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6) – around 1 mb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur 
Date: 16 September 2019
Elevation: 2518 m.
Habit : Wild

Silene indica Roxb. ex Otth ?? or var Silene indica var. indica. ??


Thanks, …, for the beautiful images.
Both Silene indica Roxb. ex Otth or Silene indica var. indica mean the same thing.


Thank you …! By the way is the I correct ?


silene indica


Going by keys in Flora of Pakistan, it may be Silene indica var. edgeworthii as per images and details herein.
Does not matches with Silene indica (Roxb.) Roxb. ex Otth as per images and details herein.

Leaves 22-70 x 5-30 mm, variable in size and shape; uppermost ones smaller; middle cauline and basal leaves linear-lanceolate to oblanceolate or ovate lanceolate, …


Thank you …! I did not find a single image in the net showing linear leaf like image.


CoL GBIF POWO …, All links says S. indica is the accepted name rest syn. Please advise.


Thanks, … But keeping it separate for the time being.



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Silene indica Roxb. ex Otth : 17 posts by 3 authors. 10 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2900m.
Habitat  : Wild

Superb upload ! Very beautiful flowers.

Silene indica var.edgeworthii ???
I remember to have seen this plant long back.


Thank you … So far ID is kept as Silene indica Roxb. ex Otth only.


Looks different from Silene indica as per images herein.


Yes, appears close to Silene indica var. edgeworthii as per images and details herein.


Thank you …
Shall we keep them as separate sp. like my last years’ post ?
Silene indica var. edgeworthii (Bocquet) Y.J.Nasir


Yes, as there is substantial difference between the two.
POWO even recognised it as a separate species i.e. Silene edgeworthii Bocquet. 


But GBIF, CoL and IPNI says syn of Silene indica!



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