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Silene  microphylla Boiss.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  microphylla Boiss. 
SynonymsSilene microphylla var. cerastioides Bornm.
 Silene pamirensis (H.Winkl.) Preobr.
 Silene caucasica var. pamirensis H.Winkl.
Territory Middle AsiaWestern AsiaAfghanistanIranIraqTurkmenistanTadzhikistan
rocks
Altitude1200-3000m
Description densely grey sericeous, leaves oblong-spathulate, tapered to petiole, stem leaves ovate, mucronate, flowers 5-9 in corymb, calyx glandular hirsute, petals bipartite
Size10-15cm
Colorwhite
Bloomlate spring
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Orientalis (Boissier) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Tropicos www.tropicos.org
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