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Petrocoptis  grandiflora Rothm.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Petrocoptis  grandiflora Rothm. 
SynonymsSilene laxipruinosa Mayol & Rosselló
Territory Southwestern EuropeSpain
rocks
Altitude400-500m
Description lower stem leaves 1-2cm, ovate-lanceolate or ovate, thin, green, petiolate, bracts 2-4mm, leaf-like, calyx glabrous, purple, petals 2cm long, retuse
Size15-30cm
Colorpinkish purple
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca+
Typetuft, fl. stem ascending
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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