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Cruckshanksia  lithiophila Ricardi   
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FamilyRUBIACEAE
Genus species var.Cruckshanksia  lithiophila Ricardi 
Territory Southern South AmericaChile North, (Atacama)
steppes
Altitude3000-3600m
Description basal leaves lanceolate, whitish grey-green, upper leaves rhombic-spathulate, crowded at apex of branchlets, sepals straw-yellow, 3-10mm long, flowers 15mm long in cluster
Size5-10cm
Colorbright yellow
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typesubshrub, cushion
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed when ripe or as soon as possible
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of Chile www.eFloras.org
World Checklist apps.kew.org/wcsp
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