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Chaetanthera  sphaeroidalis (Reiche) Hicken  trib. Mutisieae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Chaetanthera  sphaeroidalis (Reiche) Hicken  trib. Mutisieae
SynonymsOriastrum sphaeroidale Reiche (basionym)
 Chaetanthera pulvinata var. acuminati-bracteata Hauman
Territory Western South AmericaSouthern South AmericaArgentina Northwest, (La RiojaSan Juan)BoliviaChile Central, (Coquimbo)Chile North, (AntofagastaAtacama)
scree
Altitude3700-4700m
Description thinly stoloniferous, rosette spherical, dense, lanate, leaves narrowly linear, 1cm long, capitula sessile amongst upper leaves, ligules short or absent; annual
Size1-5cm
Coloryellow
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecushion
Cultivationgravelly, humous, moist, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous, gravelly soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 13-18°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
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