Silene falconeriana
Benth. in Royle, Ill. Himal. Mts. Cashm. 79. t. 20. 1834. Rohrb., Monogr. der Gatt. Silene 202. 1868; Edgew. & Hook. f. in Fl. Brit. Ind. 1: 220. 1874; E. Nasir in Biologia 5: 66: 1959; Stewart; Ann. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 252. 1972. ;
Falconer’s Campion ;
Herb up to 45 cm tall, glabrous above; leaves opposite, oblanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 2-5 cm long, margin ciliate; flowers greenish-yellow, white to brownish, in congested cymes on lateral branches; calyx cylindrical, 7-10 mm long, base narrowed, glabrus, with prominent veins, teeth triangular; petal limb entire, spathulate, without coronal scales; capsule 7-9 mm long. 




Caryophyllaceae week: Silene falconeriana ? from Chakrata: Please help to id this plant shot from Chakrata Area in September 2010… Is this Silene falconeriana?….

Thanks … for uploading this interesting species. You also helped me to identify my long pending ID




Caryophyllaceae week: Silene for id from Gori Valley: This Silene species was captured during our recent trip to Gori Valley, in October 2012… is this Silene falconeriana?

One more query… do all the pics belong to same species.. two of them are looking different… due to backside of petals..
As these pictures were taken in shortage of time.. I do not have sufficient shots.. hope to get id..

I think you are right, Silene falconeriana



29012012GS1 Silene? species from Chakrata for ID :  Attachments (4). 6 posts by 3 authors.
Locality: Chakrata Tiger fall road

Alt: 1500 m
Habit: Small her approx 30 cm tall
Habitat: Road side
Leaves: opposite, linear, approx 2-4 cm in size
Flowers: on opposite usually 3-flowered peduncles, white
Calyx: cylindrical, narrow, scarcely 3-4 mm broad, not inflated, 8-12 mm long, 10-nerved
Petals: white, linear, not lobed
Styles: 3, long
The species looks very different in its narrow 10 nerved calyx and linear white petals not lobed at tip.
Please help in ID

It is silene falconeriana

Yes Silene falconeriana

I had uploaded again after identification. efi thread

AKOCT28 ID please for this Asteraceae herb. : 4 posts by 3 authors. 3 images.

Location: Landour, few km from Mussoorie. Leaves were narrow and lance like. Stems were quite viscid.

Not Asteraceae. It is a species of Silene (Caryophyllaceae).

Interesting find. Have any pic of leaves, lower part of stem?

Silene species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available) 

Silene falconeriana in my opinion.