1. Family: Caryophyllaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Silene L.
      1. Silene syngei (Turrill) T.Harris & Goyder

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda (Mt. Elgon).

    [FTEA]

    Caryophyllaceae, W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1956

    Habit
    A perennial branched herb, with stems up to 2.2 dm. long and somewhat woody near the base, very leafy; internodes with dense spreading pubescence.
    Leaves
    Leaves narrowly oblanceolate or linear-lanceolate, acute and shortly thickened at the apex, gradually narrowed to the base, 1.4–3.5 cm. long, 2–7 mm. broad, densely pubescent on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence secund, 2–6 cm. long, 2–5-flowered, densely pubescent; the upper bracts narrowly lanceolate, 3–9 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1.1–1.3 cm. long, 4–6 mm. in diameter, densely pubescent, with triangular-lanceolate teeth.
    Corolla
    Petals 1.0–1.2 cm. long, white, pubescent on abaxial surface, with well-developed coronal scales.
    Habitat
    Damp rocks and cliff face in upland moor, 3750 m.
    Distribution
    U3 endemic on Elgon

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    Distribution

    Silene syngei (Turrill) T.Harris & Goyder appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Synge, P. M. [1912], Uganda K000196197 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 61: 35 (2006)

    Accepted by

    • Turrill, W.B. (1956). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Caryophyllaceae: 1-38.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Turrill, W.B. (1956). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Caryophyllaceae: 1-38.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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