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Cistanthe  frigida (Barnéoud) Peralta   
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FamilyMONTIACEAE
Genus species var.Cistanthe  frigida (Barnéoud) Peralta 
SynonymsCalandrinia frigida Barnéoud (basionym)
 Cistanthe picta var. frigida (Barnéoud) Hershk.
 Claytonia frigida (Barnéoud) Kuntze
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina Northwest, (MendozaSan Juan)Chile Central, (CoquimboSantiagoValparaíso)
scree and moraines
Altitude3000-5000m
Description leaves spathulate, glaucous, 5-12mm, densely crowded, carnose, subterete, flowers 1-5, shortly pedicellate, calyx calyculate, pinkish, with black nervation
Size5-10cm
Colorpinkish, white
Bloomearly spring
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationgravelly, humous, moist, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous, gravelly soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months 18-21°C
cuttings in summer
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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