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Colobanthus  buchananii Kirk   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Colobanthus  buchananii Kirk 
Territory New ZealandNew Zealand South
rocks and scree
Altitude500-1800m
Description leaves dense, patent, shortly vaginate, linear-subulate, 5-10mm, long apiculate, pedicels very short, flowers 5-8mm long, sepals 5, subulate, long apiculate
Size1-5cm
Color
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecushion
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of New Zealand floraseries.landcareresearch.co.nz
The Plant List (2013) www.theplantlist.org
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