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Silene longipetala Vent., it is a perennial plant with woody rootstock, growing up to 80 cm high. Stems:  Erect, angled, greenish, covered with very short and soft hairs below, almost glabrous, branched and sticky above.   Basal leaves simple, entire, oblong obovate, rather acute, petiolate, covered with very short and soft hairs; stem leaves opposite, similar to basal, narrower, sessile. Life Form: H,   Flowering in: Mar- May,   Vern:———–,   Phytochoria: MED+IT, The native range of this species is E. Greece to Iran and Egypt.   Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Zliten-Misurata Plain Benghazi Plain Jabal Nafusa
Misurata 2008 Reported from Benghazi by Durand & Barratte Reported from Gharian by Durand & Barratte
Al-Jabal Al-Akhder Al-Jufra area
Reported from Derna, Wadi Naga, Marabut at Sidi Kahlik by Durand & Barratte Zella 2008


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S.M.H. & El-Gadi, A. (1978) Flora of Libya,  Caryophyllaceae  Vol. (59) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Baayo, Kh. A. (2008): Floristic composition and Phytochorological Analysis of Misratah area, Libya, Assiut Univ.J. of Botany 37(2), P-P. 33-78 (2008)  
Baayo, Kh. A. (2008) Floristic composition of Sahara Area in Libya. Catrina (2008), 3(3):37-53. Floristic composition of Sahara Area in Libya 2008