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Dimorphotheca  barberae Harv.  trib. Calenduleae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Dimorphotheca  barberae Harv.  trib. Calenduleae
SynonymsDimorphotheca lilacina Regel & Herder
 Osteospermum barberiae (Harv.) Norl.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Eastern Cape Province)
rocky slopes
Altitude0-500m
Description leaves narrowly oblong to spathulate, 5-8cm long, minutely glandular pubescent, capitula to 6cm in across, disc dark purple, ligules abaxially dully blue-purple
Size20-60cm
Colorbright pinkish purple
Bloomsummer, autumn
Ca
Typedecumbent subshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 16-21°C
cuttings in spring and late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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