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Cistanthe  picta (Arn.) Hershk.   
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FamilyMONTIACEAE
Genus species var.Cistanthe  picta (Arn.) Hershk. 
SynonymsCalandrinia picta Arn. (basionym)
 Calandrinia oblongifolia Barnéoud
 Calandrinia portulacifolia Phil.
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina SouthArgentina NorthwestChile CentralChile North
dry, stony grassland
Altitude2000-4200m
Description leaves carnose, glaucous, elliptic-lanceolate, 15-35mm, inflorescence branched, flowers 3-8, 1-2cm across, calyx with black veins
Size5-10cm
Colorpink, white
Bloomspring
Ca
Typetuft, fl. stem decumbent
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
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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