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Helichrysum  basalticum Hilliard  trib. Gnaphalieae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Helichrysum  basalticum Hilliard  trib. Gnaphalieae
SynonymsGnaphalium alticolum Compton
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Eastern Cape Province)LesothoKwaZulu-Natal
rocks
Altitude2500-3355m
Description leaves in rosette, obovate-oblong, to 4cm long, densely white hirsute, capitula ca. 3mm across, 20 or more in compact, flattened cluster
Size5-25cm
Colorbrownish yellow
Bloomlate summer
Ca
Typecarpet
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 13-20°C
division in spring; cuttings in spring
BibliographyRoux, J.P. (2003) Flora of South Africa
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