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Cryptantha  capituliflora (Clos) Reiche   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Cryptantha  capituliflora (Clos) Reiche 
SynonymsEritrichium capituliflorum Clos (basionym)
 Eritrichium cephalanthum Phil.
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina Northwest, (MendozaSan Juan)Chile Central, (CoquimboSantiagoValparaíso)
rocky slopes
Altitude2000-3500m
Description leaves oblanceolate or obovate, 4-10cm long, tapered to long pseudopetiole, shortly setose, flowers 3-4mm in diam. in compact cincinnus, to 15cm high and densely lanate
Size15-20cm
Colorwhite
Bloomspring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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