Taxon: Silene chalcedonica (L.) E. H. L. Krause

Genus: Silene
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Caryophylloideae
Tribe: Sileneae
Nomen number: 429989
Place of publication: J. Sturm, Deutschl. Fl. ed. 2, 5:96. 1901
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-Jan-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Jan-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Maltese cross  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • scarlet-lychnis  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • croix de Jérusalem  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • lychnide de Chalcédoine  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • brennende Liebe  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • studentnejlika  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • zhou ye jian qui luo  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard, as Lychnis chalcedonica; F NAmer)

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Gansu, Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia Western Siberia
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Russian Federation-European part European part

  • Cultivated


  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States


  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)


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