1. Family: Caryophyllaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Silene L.
      1. Silene lomalasinensis (Engl.) T.Harris & Goyder

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A straggling herb, probably perennial.
    Stem
    Stems erect, the internodes covered with somewhat stiff retrorse hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong-elliptic, acute or shortly acuminate, narrowed at the base into a very short petiole or sessile, 1.7–3 cm. long, 0.5–1.2 cm. broad, glabrous on adaxial surface, with somewhat stiff hairs on the abaxial surface especially on the midrib.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, of loose, few-flowered cymes, with the flowers on slender retrorsely hairy pedicels 0.5–2.5 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 9–10 mm. in total length, 5 mm. in diameter, with the 10 nerves more or less retrorsely hairy, teeth triangular, shortly acuminate, with white membranous margins, 3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals 11–12 mm. long, white, with a bilobed lamina and well-developed coronal scales.
    Habitat
    Near streams in upland moor, 2490 m.
    Distribution
    endemic in northern Tanganyika T2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Silene lomalasinensis (Engl.) T.Harris & Goyder appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 13, 2006 Burtt, B.D. [4381], Tanzania K000196198 neotype
    Sep 13, 2006 Burtt, B. D. [4381], Tanzania K000196199 neotype

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

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0