Silene himalayensis from Kashmir: Silene himalayensis (Rohrb.) Majumdar, J. Indian Bot. Soc. 42: 648 648 1963.

Syn: Melandrium apetalum var. himalayense Rohrb.; Silene gonosperma var. himalayensis Bocquet ; Melandrium macrorhizum (Royle ex Benth.) Walp.; Lychnis himalayensis (Rohrb.) Edgew. & Hook. f.
Easily distinguished from similar species of Silene with inflated calyx by its glandular-pubescent stems, taller habit (20-40 cm) as compared to S. apetala (15-25 cm) narrower linear-lanceolate cauline leaves, 1-3 flowered branches, inflated calyx 8-12 mm long, contracted towards tip, pubescent with purlish-black veins slightly uniting at apex, and very small petals scarcely emerging from calyx, turgid capsule.
Photographed from Apharwat mountain slopes, alt. 3100 m in Kashmir.


quite unique…
in the last ???? seedpod what is the inner ” green jello mound”
dont know enough about these pods…
where can I read about them?

 

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Caryophyllaceae Week: Silene himalayensis and KashmirSilene himalayensis (Rohrb.) Majumdar,  J. Indian Bot. Soc. 42: 648 648 1963. 

Syn:  Melandrium apetalum var. himalayense Rohrb.; Silene gonosperma var. himalayensis Bocquet ; Melandrium macrorhizum (Royle ex Benth.) Walp.; Lychnis himalayensis (Rohrb.) Edgew. & Hook. f.
Easily
distinguished from similar species of Silene with inflated calyx by its
glandular-pubescent stems, taller habit (20-40 cm) as compared to S.
apetala (15-25 cm) narrower linear-lanceolate cauline leaves, 1-3
flowered branches, inflated calyx 8-12 mm long, contracted towards tip,
pubescent with purlish-black veins slightly uniting at apex, and very
small petals scarcely emerging from calyx, turgid capsule.

Photographed from Apharwat mountain slopes, alt. 3100 m in Kashmir.


 
  
 
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