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Acaena  alpina Walp.   
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FamilyROSACEAE
Genus species var.Acaena  alpina Walp. 
SynonymsAcaena digitata Phil.
 Acaena digitata var. latifoliata Bitter
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina SouthChile CentralChile South
grassland
Altitude2200-2500m
Description silvery sericeous, leaves 3-8cm, leaflets 3-7, denticulate, achenes arranged in interrupted spike, rachis between leaflets very short
Size5-10cm
Color
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecushion or carpet
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, medium moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in winter, germ. 3-12 months, 10-16°C
division in early spring and fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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