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Halenia  purdieana Wedd.   
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FamilyGENTIANACEAE
Genus species var.Halenia  purdieana Wedd. 
SynonymsTetragonanthus purdieanus (Wedd.) Kuntze
Territory Western South AmericaColombia
grassland
Altitude3700-4300m
Description basal leaves coriaceous, linear, petiolate, to 15mm long, stem leaves sessile, inflorescence terminal, 1-5-flowered cyme, corolla to 18mm long, spur white
Size5-10cm
Colorgreenish white
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationhumous, moist, but in winter drier, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in winter, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyChloris andina (Weddel) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Tropicos www.tropicos.org
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