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Silene oxelmanii (Caryophyllaceae), a new species from Iran

ABBAS GHOLIPOUR

Abstract


Silene oxelmanii sp. nov. (sect. Auriculatae, Caryophyllaceae) is described as a new species from CW-Iran. The new species is a rhizomatous perennial herb morphologically similar to S. eriocalycina from which differs in having shorter leaves and alar pedicel, a longer and tomentose calyx and antophore and a capsule included in calyx. A distribution map, ecological remarks, original illustration and photos of the new species are presented.


Keywords


distribution map, Sect. Auriculatae, Silene eriocalycina, Eudicots

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.303.2.8

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ISSN 1179-3155 (print); ISSN 1179-3163 (online)

Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand