Flora of Newfoundland and Labrador
Flora of Newfoundland and Labrador
Caryophyllaceae/Caryophyllacées - Pink Family
Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq.
En: moss campion, cushion pink
Fr: silène acaule, silène à tiges nulls, silène sans tige
IU: anurisiutik, quaraq
Provincial Status: LN
Range: Arctic-alpine amphi-Atlantic; thr. Lab. & Nfld.; calc.

[=Cucubalus acaulis L. (basionym)]
[=Cucubalus muscosus Lam.]
[=Lychnis acaulis (L.) Scop.]
[=Oncerum acaule (L.) Dulac]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. (unranked) exscapa (All.) Killias 1888]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. (unranked) exscapa (All.) Vierh. 1901]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. forma albiflora Cody]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. forma albiflora Hartz, nom. inval.]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. forma athabascensis Argus]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. forma subacaulescens F.N.Willliams]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. subsp. acaulis]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. subsp. arctica Á.Löve & D.Löve]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. subsp. exscapa (All.) Braun-Blanq.]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. subsp. pannonica Vierh.]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. subsp. subacaulescens (F.N.Willliams) Hultén]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. subsp. subacaulescens (F.N.Williams) C.L.Hitchc. & Maguire 1947, nom. illeg. isonym., non (F.N.Willliams) Hultén 1944]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. subsp. typica C.L.Hitchc. & Maguire, nom. inval.]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. var. exscapa (All.) Cariot & St.Lag. 1889, nom. illeg. isnonym, non (All.) DC. 1805]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. var. exscapa (All.) DC.]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. var. exscapa (All.) F.N.Williams, nom. illeg. isonym., non (All.) DC. 1805]
[=Silene acaulis (L.) Jacq. var. subacaulescens (F.N.Willliams) Fernald & H.St.John]
[=Silene exscapa All.]
[=Xamilensis acaulis (L.) Tzvelev]
[=Xamilenis exscapa (All.) Tzvelev]

[Although reported from all regions of Nfld., Silene acaulis is most common on exposed barrens in w/nwNfld. DeCandolle’s 1805 varietal name, Silene acaulis var. exscapa (All.) DC., had not been accepted in the past, since it was unclear if his var. α equated with var. exscapa (Flore France 1805, 3rd. ed., tome 4, 2nd part, pp. 749-750). But Article 24.4 of the new Shenzhen Code of Botanical Nomenclature (Turland et al. 2018) clarifies this situation and DeCandolle’s citation of Silene acaulis α S. exscapa, is now corrected to Silene acaulis var. exscapa (All.) DC. (K.Gandhi, pers. comm., June 26, 2018). Upon review of the original publications of two other taxa listed at the rank of subspecies, the combinations made by Killias (1888) and Vierhhapper (1889) are now listed as unranked, as no rank for either combination is indicated.]

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