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Montiopsis  sericea (Hook. & Arn.) D.I.Ford   
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FamilyMONTIACEAE
Genus species var.Montiopsis  sericea (Hook. & Arn.) D.I.Ford 
SynonymsCalandrinia sericea Hook. & Arn. (basionym)
 Calandrinia ferruginea Barnéoud
 Calandrinia sericea var. longipes Hook. & Arn.
Territory Southern South AmericaChile Central, (CoquimboSantiagoValparaíso)
dry, rocky slopes
Altitude1500-3700m
Description leaves blue-grey, sericeous, linear, 1-3cm, basally crowded, flowers in cyme, corolla often over 2cm across, petals imbricate, anthers up to 40, golden-yellow
Size5-10cm
Colorbright pink
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months 18-21°C
cuttings in summer
BibliographyFlora of Chile www.eFloras.org
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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