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Helichrysum  retortoides N.E.Br.  trib. Gnaphalieae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Helichrysum  retortoides N.E.Br.  trib. Gnaphalieae
Territory Southern AfricaLesothoKwaZulu-Natal
rocky slopes
Altitude2200-3355m
Description leaves narrow, to 1cm long, adaxially thinly pilose, abaxially white tomentose, capitula solitary, 2-3cm across, phyllaries shiny brown-red
Size5-20cm
Colorpinkish white
Bloomspring
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 13-20°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyRoux, J.P. (2003) Flora of South Africa
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