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Sphaeralcea  purpurata (Lindl.] Krapov.   
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FamilyMALVACEAE
Genus species var.Sphaeralcea  purpurata (Lindl.] Krapov. 
SynonymsMalva purpurata Lindl. (basionym)
 Malva campanulata Paxton
 Malva polyantha Steud.
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina NortheastChile Central
steppes
Altitude0-300m
Description branchlets thin, pubescent, leaves sessile, 3-7-lobate, lobes dentate, pale green, flowers on leafy stem, pentamerous, in terminal raceme
Size20-25cm
Colorpale pinkish purple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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