Flora of Chakrata: Silene edgeworthii from Chakrata

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Balkar Arya

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24-Sept-2011, 12:12:59 pm24/09/11
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Dear All
Silene edgeworthii from Chakrata
Identified on the basis of the information provided by Gurcharan Ji in an earlier thread
“*Silene edgeworthii is distinct from S. vulgaris (formerly Silene 
inflata)*in that former has 5 (rarely 4) styles and fimbriate petals 
whereas  latter 
has 3 styles and deeply bilobed petals. You can clearly see three styles and 
deeply lobed petals in atleast two of my flowers. In that respect your plant 
looks different: style number is not clear (you may try to count by 
enlarging your original photographs).
Still i have little doubt
Pls validate


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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
09416262964
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Gurcharan Singh

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24-Sept-2011, 11:52:40 pm24/09/11
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Yes S. vulgaris is very distinct


S. edgeworthii is however much similar to S. setisperma (Lychnis inflata not to ber confused with Silene inflata) which does not have fimbriate petals although calyx looks similar with darker veins



S. edgeworthii is, however, now correctly known as 

 Silene indica var. edgeworthii (Bocquet) Y.J. Nasir



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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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Balkar Arya

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24-Sept-2011, 11:56:05 pm24/09/11
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Thanks Sir for validation and correction

Gurcharan Singh

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25-Sept-2011, 8:32:04 am25/09/11
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No Balkar ji, I did not correct you. I just added information. You had identified it correctly.

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/ 

Balkar Arya

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25-Sept-2011, 8:49:39 am25/09/11
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Correction means to me New Name Sir

Madhuri Raut

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25-Sept-2011, 10:37:54 am25/09/11
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oh what pretty flowers
Regards
Bhagyashri

Balkar Arya

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25-Sept-2011, 10:59:26 am25/09/11
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Thanks Bhagyashri Ji for appreciation
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