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Calceolaria  polyrrhiza Cav.   
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FamilyCALCEOLARIACEAE
Genus species var.Calceolaria  polyrrhiza Cav. 
SynonymsCalceolaria bergii Hieron.
 Calceolaria lanceolata Cav.
 Calceolaria prichardii Kraenzl.
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina SouthArgentina NorthwestChile CentralChile South
cold steppes
Altitude500-2000m
Description stoloniferous, sparsely hirsute, leaves crowded, lanceolate, petiolate, obscurely crenate, 4-6cm long, flowers solitary, ca. 25mm long, purple variegate
Size10-15cm
Coloryellow
Bloomsummer
Ca-
Typecarpet
Cultivationopen site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 1-3 months, 18-21°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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