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Pernettya  prostrata (Cav.) DC.   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Pernettya  prostrata (Cav.) DC. 
SynonymsAndromeda prostrata Cav. (basionym)
 Gaultheria myrsinoides Kunth
 Pernettya pupurea G.Don
Territory Central America
grassland and thickets
Altitude2000-4500m
Description leaves shortly petiolate, oval, slightly dentate, ciliate, dark green, abaxially pale, flowers solitary, pendent, urceolate, berry spherical, violet
Size10-15cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca-
Typeshrub, carpet
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 of Chile www.eFloras.org
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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