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Gamochaeta  nivalis (Phil.) Cabrera  trib. Gnaphalieae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Gamochaeta  nivalis (Phil.) Cabrera  trib. Gnaphalieae
SynonymsGnaphalium nivale Phil. (basionym)
 Gamochaeta spiciformis var. subaffinis Cabrera
 Gnaphalium affine f. pusillum Speg.
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina SouthArgentina NorthwestChile CentralChile South
rocks and scree
Altitude500-3000m
Description silvery-white tomentose, leaves broadly spathulate, obtuse, sessile, 5-10mm long, capitula cylindrical, 5mm long, phyllaries narrowly ovate, obtuse
Size5-10cm
Color
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typelax cushion
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 13-20°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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