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Saxifraga  tenuis (Wahlenb.) Lindm.  sect. Micranthes 
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FamilySAXIFRAGACEAE
Genus species var.Saxifraga  tenuis (Wahlenb.) Lindm.  sect. Micranthes
SynonymsSaxifraga nivalis var. tenuis Wahlenb. (basionym)
 Micranthes tenuis (Wahlenb.) Small
 Saxifraga nivalis ssp. tenuis (Wahlenb.) Braun-Blanq.
Territory
tundra
Altitudearctic-subarctic
Description leaves ovate to oval, obtuse or rounded, crenate, ciliate, abruptly tapered to petiolate base, cymules few flowered, producing terminal corymbose cyme
Size5-12cm
Colorwhite, pinkish
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca
Typetuft, fl. stem erect
Cultivationhumous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in winter, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
division after flowering; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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