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Gypsophila  cerastoides D.Don   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Gypsophila  cerastoides D.Don 
SynonymsTimaeosia cerastoides (D.Don) Klotzsch
Territory ChinaIndian SubcontinentAssamTibetEast HimalayaNepalPakistanWest Himalaya
grassland and thickets
Altitude2000-5000m
Description leaves obovate-spathulate, 5-15mm, pubescent, ciliate, cymes 5-20-flowered, bracts leaf-like, 2-5mm long, ovate, petals red-purple striate, 5-8mm long, emarginate
Size10-25cm
Colorlilac, white
Bloomsummer
Ca-
Typetuft, fl. stem ascending
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of China www.eFloras.org
Tropicos www.tropicos.org
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