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Gaultheria  antarctica Hook.f.   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Gaultheria  antarctica Hook.f. 
SynonymsBrossaea antarctica (Hook.f.) Kuntze
 Gaultheria serpyllifolia (Lam.) Skottsb.
 Pernettya serpyllifolia (Lam.) DC.
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina SouthChile CentralChile South
bogs, marshes
Altitude0-500m
Description leaves subsessile, broadly ovate, 5mm long, dark shiny green, flowers 2-3mm long, campanulate, axillary, shortly pedicellate, berry 6-8mm wide, white or rose
Size10-15cm
Colorwhite
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca
Typeshrub, carpet
Cultivationvery moist to boggy, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous, sandy soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of Chile www.eFloras.org
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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