Silene coronaria (L.) Clairv. (syn. Lychnis coronaria (L.) Desr.)

Taxonomy: Fam. Caryophyllaceae// Genus: Silene// Species: Silene coronaria (L.) Clairv.

Determined according to the botanical key provided in The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia (Micevski, 1993) as Lychnis coronaria (L.) Desr. The accepted name in The Euro+Med PlantBase is Silene coronaria (L.) Clairv.

Distribution: Native to Italy, East Central and Southeast Europe to Iran; Central Asia to West Himalaya according to to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal.

Habitat: Found in clearings and on the edges of forests, bushland.

Lifeform: Perennial; Hemicryptophyte according to the Raunkiær system.

Flowering period: Late spring- summer: MAY, JUN, JUL.

Silene coronaria – habit. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – habit. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – inflorescence. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – flower. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – flower. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – flower. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – flower. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – flower. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – flower. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – capsule and flower. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – lower part of plant, stems with cauline leaves. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – cauline leaves. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – cauline leaves. Hilly region near village of Beli, 13.06.2021. Photo By Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – habit. “Stalkovicka” River, 29.06.2016, photo taken by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene coronaria – flower and capsule. “Stalkovicka” River, 29.06.2016, photo taken by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

Micevski, K. (1993). The Flora of the Republic of Macedonia Vol. 1, Book 2. Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Silene coronaria. Marhold, K. (2011): Caryophyllaceae. – In: Euro+Med Plantbase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Published on the Internet http://ww2.bgbm.org/EuroPlusMed/PTaxonDetail.asp?NameId=102132&PTRefFk=7200000 [Accessed 27.11.2021].

Silene coronaria (L.) Clairv. Plants of the World Online portal, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:60461121-2 [Accessed 27.11.2021].

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