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Gaultheria  pumila var. leucocarpa (DC.) D.J.Middleton   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Gaultheria  pumila var. leucocarpa (DC.) D.J.Middleton 
SynonymsPernettya leucocarpa DC. (basionym)
 Pernettya breviflora Phil.
 Pernettya gayana (DC.) Decne.
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina SouthArgentina NorthwestChile CentralChile South
grassland and thickets
Altitude600-3200m
Description leaves alternate, oblong, slightly dentate, dark shiny green, glabrescent, flowers axillary, shortly pedicellate, urceolate, berry spherical, white or pinkish
Size20-30cm
Colorpink
Bloomearly summer
Ca-
Typedecumbent shrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer and fall; layering in spring
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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