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Pleurophora  patagonica Speg.   
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FamilyLYTHRACEAE
Genus species var.Pleurophora  patagonica Speg. 
SynonymsPleurophora lignosa L.B.Sm.
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina South, (ChubutNeuquénRio NegroSanta Cruz)Argentina Northwest, (Mendoza)
cold steppes
Altitude0-500m
Description pubescent, leaves cruciate, ovate-lanceolate, 2-9mm long, with sharp, spinose apex, basally ciliate, flowers in small, leafy fascicles, 8mm long, petals 5-6mm long
Size5-10cm
Colorpink
Bloomspring, summer
Ca
Typesubshrub, cushion
Cultivationopen site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed when ripe or in spring
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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