Silene cashmeriana (Royle) Majumdar: Silene cashmeriana (Royle) Majumdar, J. Indian Bot. Soc. 42: 649 649 , 1963

Syn: Lychnis cashmeriana Royle ; Melandrium cashmerianum (Royle) Walp. ; Silene indica var. cashmeriana (Majumdar) Y. Nasir
Similar to Silene indica but with more robust habit, scaberulous ovate to ovate-lanceolate leaves, flowers larger in contracted cymes, calyx larger 18-25 mm long, green with purplish veins, distinct acute lobes; petals are distinct from both S. indica var. indica and S. indica var. edgeworthii; limb as long as var. indica but lobes much more and deeply cut, half as long as var. edgeworthii but not fimbriate; carpophore 1/4 as long as capsule.
Photographed from Apharwat mountain slopes alt. 3200 m in Kashmir


It is above the first stop of Gandola cable car, known as Kondoor. about 500 m to its right is famous Khillenmarg meadow, and mountain slopes above are Apharwat. The second stage cable car goes to the top of Apharwat mountain. We have Gulmarg (2400 m), Khillenmarg (3000 m) and top of Apharwat mountain about 4000 m. Just below this peak on the other side is famous Ahlpathar lake.


Vof Week: Silene cashmeriana from Valley:  

Silene cashmeriana from Valley
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Yes … Nice photographs.


… at first glimpse, mistook it as Silene indica var. indica.

 

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Caryophyllaceae Week: Silene cashmeriana (Royle) Majumdar: Silene cashmeriana (Royle) Majumdar, J. Indian Bot. Soc. 42: 649 649 , 1963

Syn: Lychnis cashmeriana Royle ; Melandrium cashmerianum (Royle) Walp. ; Silene indica var. cashmeriana (Majumdar) Y. Nasir
Similar to Silene indica but with more robust habit, scaberulous ovate to ovate-lanceolate leaves, flowers larger in contracted cymes, calyx larger 18-25 mm long, green with purplish veins, distinct acute lobes; petals are distinct from both S. indica var. indica and S. indica var. edgeworthii; limb as long as var. indica but lobes much more and deeply cut, half as long as var. edgeworthii but not fimbriate; carpophore 1/4 as long as capsule.
Photographed from Apharwat mountain slopes alt. 3200 m in Kashmir.



  
 
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