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Helichrysum  citrispinum Delile  trib. Gnaphalieae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Helichrysum  citrispinum Delile  trib. Gnaphalieae
SynonymsGnaphalium citrispinum (Delile) Sch.Bip.
 Gnaphalium spinosum Sch.Bip.
 Helichrysum newii var. gunnae Engl.
Territory East Tropical Africa
scree and moraines
Altitudesubalpine-alpine
Description grey lanate, yellow spinose, leaves linear, to 1cm long, crowded at apex of branchlets, capitula 1cm across, with patent, petaloid bracts
Size25-35cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationgravelly, humous, moist, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, humous, gravelly soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 13-20°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyBaker, J.G. (1871) Flora ofTropical Africa
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