Genus: Silene

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Last Modified 03/15/2013

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Silene Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 416. 1753.

List of Silene Species

References to Silene

  • Burleigh, J. G.; Holtsford, T. P. 2003. Molecular systematics of the eastern North American Silene (Caryophyllaceae): evidence from nuclear ITS and chloroplast trnL intron sequences. Rhodora 105: 76-90.
  • Cafferty, S.; Jarvis, C. E. 2004. Typification of Linnaean plant names in Caryophyllaceae. Taxon 53: 1049-1054.
  • Chancellor, R. J. 1986. Decline of arable weed seeds during 20 Years in soil under grass and the periodicity of seedling emergence after cultivation.
  • Fenster, C. B. 2006. Nectar reward and advertisement in hummingbird-pollinated Silene virginica (Caryophyllaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 93: 1800-1807.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee. 2005. Flora of North America. Volume 5. Magnoliophyta: Caryophyllidae, part 2. Oxford Univ. Press, New York. , 656 pages. (ISBN 0195222113)
  • Herlihy, C. R.; Delph, L. F. 2009. Selection lines of Silene latifolia (Caryophyllaceae) differ in how stress affects pollen production. Int. J. Plant Sci. 170: 1103-1108.
  • Huntsman, G. R.; Kelly, F. L. 1971. New distribution records for three vascular plants- Cypripedium acaule, Acer negundo, and Silene virginica- in eastern North Carolina. J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc. 87: 174.
  • Jenkins, C.; Keller, S. R. 2011. a phylogenetic comparative study of preadaptation for invasiveness in the genus Silene Caryophyllaceae). Biological Invasions 13: 1471-1486.
  • Jurgens, A. 2006. Comparative floral morphopetrics in day-flowering, night-flowering and self-pollinated Caryophylloideae (Agrostemma, Dianthus, Saponaria, Silene, and Vaccaria). Pl. Syst. Evol. 257: 233-250.
  • McCauley, D. E. 2007. Inheritance of chloroplast DNA is not strictly maternal in Silene vulgaris (Caryophyllaceae): evidence from experimental crosses and natural populations. Amer. J. Bot. 94: 1333-1337.
  • Mitchell, R. S.; Uttal, L. J. 1969. Natural hybridization in Virginia Silene (Caryophyllaceae). Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 96: 544-549.
  • Morton, J. K. 2005. Documented chromosome numbers 2005: 3. Chromosome numbers in North American species of Silene and Stellaria (Caryophyllaceae). Sida 21: 1669-1674.
  • Mulcahy, D. L. 1968. The significance of delayed pistillate anthesis in Silene alba. Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 95: 135-139.
  • Popp, M.; Oxelman, B. 2007. Origin and evolution of North American polyploid Silene (Caryophyllaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 94: 330-349.
  • Reynolds, R. J. 2009. Pollinator specialization and pollination syndromes of three related North American Silene. Ecology 90: 2077-2087.
  • Wolfe, L. M. 2007. Does intraspecific hybridization contribute to the evolution of invasiveness?: an experimental test. Biological Invasions 9: 515-521. (Silene latifolia)
  • Wright, J. W.; Meagher, T. R. 2003. Pollination and seed predation drive flowering phenology in Silene latifolia (Caryophyllaceae). Ecology 84: 2062-2073.