Silene indica var. edgeworthii from Mussoorie Chakrata Road

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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 13, 2011, 5:18:19 AM10/13/11
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Silene indica Roxb. ex Otth in DC., Prodr. 1:368. 1824,  var. edgeworthii (Bocquet) Y. Nasir, Fl. Pakistan 175: 70, f. 10: I 70, 1986
syn: Silene edgeworthii Bocquet; Lychnis indica var. fimbriata Edgew. & Hook. f.; Lychnis fimbriata* (G. Don) Benth.; Lychnis fimbriata Wall.; Agrostemma fimbriatum Wall. ex G. Don 

Much more robust plant than var. indica with thicker narrower leaves and longer fimbriate petals; Robust plant up to 1 m tall; leaves elliptic to lanceolate, 3-6 cm long, hairy; flowers in panicles, erect or nodding; calyx inflated, with brownish veins, 12-18 mm long; petals white, reddish outside, longer than sepals by about one third, fimbriate with linear lobes; capsule almost as long as calyx.

Photographed from Mussoorie Chakrata road on September 16

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Neha Singh

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Oct 13, 2011, 6:25:11 AM10/13/11
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Thanks Gurcharan Sir for showing us both S.indica n edgeworthii.

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Neha

Balkar Singh

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Oct 13, 2011, 1:48:58 PM10/13/11
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Sir here are mines 
pls validate 
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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