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Centaurea  aegialophila Wagenitz  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Centaurea  aegialophila Wagenitz  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsAegialophila cretica Boiss. & Heldr.
 Centaurea cretica (Boiss. & Heldr.) Nyman
 Crocodilium creticum (Boiss. & Heldr.) N.Garcia & Susanna
Territory Southeastern EuropeNorthern AfricaWestern AsiaCyprusEgyptKritiTurkey
sands and rocks
Altitude0-100m
Description leaves petiolate, ovate-cordate to lyrate, grey, arachnose, capitula subsessile, 20-25mm across, phyllaries apically with 1-3cm long spine
Size5-10cm
Colorpurple
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationopen site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, dark, moist, germ. 1 month, 16-21°C
division in early spring and fall; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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