Silene baccifera (L.) Roth (syn. Cucubalus baccifer L.)

Taxonomy: Fam. Caryophyllaceae// Genus: Silene// Species: Silene baccifera (L.) Roth.

Determined according to the botanical keys provided in The Flora of Republic of Macedonia (Micevski, 1993) as Cucubalus baccifer L. The accepted name in The Euro+Med PlantBase (source: Marhold, 2011) is Silene baccifera (L.) Roth.

Distribution: Native from Europe to Japan, China and Vietnam according to the distribution information provided by the Plants of the World Online portal (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew).

Lifeform: Perennial; hemicryptophyte according to the Raunkiær system.

Habitat: Moist habitats- usually among trees near river banks.

Flowering period: Summer-autumn: JUL, AUG, SEP.

Silene baccifera – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 28.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
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Silene baccifera – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 28.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
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Silene baccifera – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 13.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
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Silene baccifera – habit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 13.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
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Silene baccifera – flowering stems with flowers. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 13.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
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Silene baccifera – flowering stems with flowers. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 13.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene baccifera – flower. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 28.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene baccifera – flowers and fruits. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 13.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene baccifera – flowers. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 13.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene baccifera – flowers. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 13.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
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Silene baccifera – flowers. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 28.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene baccifera – flower. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 13.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene baccifera – fruit. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 13.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene baccifera – stem with leaves and flowers. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 13.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.
Silene baccifera – stem with leaves. Gorge of “Kochanska” River, 13.08.2020. Photo by Trajche Dimitrovski.

References:

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

Silene baccifera (L.) Durande. Plants of the World Online, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. https://powo.science.kew.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:156886-1 [Accessed 08.03.2022].

Silene baccifera. 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?NameCache=Silene%20baccifera&PTRefFk=7200000 [Accessed 08.03.2022].

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