Silene affghanica

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Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Caryophyllaceae
Tribus: Sileneae
Genus: Silene
Species: Silene affghanica


Silene affghanica Rohrb., Index Sem. Horti Berol. 2, app. alt.: 5. 1867.

  • Type: W. Griffith Herb. Late East Ind. Comp. 314 (B†, C, E, K, M, W)


  • Homotypic
    • Silene afghanica Rohrb., orth. var. (Affghanistan: archaic spelling of Afghanistan, in use in Germany until c. 1870)


  • Rohrbach, P. 1868. Monographie der Gattung Silene. Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann: 210.
  • Melzheimer, V. 1988. Silene. In: Rechinger, K.H., Flora Iranica. 163. Caryophyllaceae II – Alsinoideae et Silenoideae. Graz: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt: 394.
  • Ghazanfar, Sh. 1986. Flora of Pakistan 175: Caryophyllaceae. Karachi: Department of Botany, University of Karachi: 62.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • Afghanistan
  • Continental: Asia-Tropical
    • Regional: Indian Subcontinent
      • Pakistan

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition