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Acaena  ovalifolia Ruiz & Pav.   
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FamilyROSACEAE
Genus species var.Acaena  ovalifolia Ruiz & Pav. 
SynonymsAcaena elegans Gay
 Acaena hirsuta Phil.
 Ancistrum repens Vent.
Territory Western South AmericaSouthern South AmericaArgentina NortheastArgentina SouthArgentina NorthwestBoliviaChile CentralEcuadorPeru
grassland
Altitude100-4000m
Description leaves 5-12cm, adaxially bright green, glaucous and hirsute abaxially, 7-9 pairs of leaflets with distinct, obtuse teeth, heads to 3cm wide, spines red to russet
Size10-15cm
Color
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typesubshrub, carpet
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, medium moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in winter, germ. 3-12 months, 10-16°C
division in early spring and fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyChloris andina (Weddel) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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