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Daboecia  cantabrica (Huds.) K.Koch   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Daboecia  cantabrica (Huds.) K.Koch 
SynonymsVaccinium cantabricum Huds. (basionym)
 Erica daboecia (L.) L.
 Menziesia minor Hoffmanns.
Territory Northern EuropeSouthwestern EuropeFranceIrelandPortugalSpain
thickets and heaths
Altitude100-1500m
Description evergreen, leaves alternate, oval-lanceolate, with revolute margins, adaxially shiny, abaxially white tomentose, subsessile, flowers tetramerous in elongate raceme
Size25-50cm
Colorbluish red
Bloomspring
Ca-
Typelax 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
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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