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Mandragora  officinarum L.   
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FamilySOLANACEAE
Genus species var.Mandragora  officinarum L. 
SynonymsMandragora acaulis Gaertn.
 Mandragora vernalis Bertol.
Territory Southeastern EuropeWestern AsiaCyprusItalyLebanon-Syria, (Lebanon)PalestineYugoslavia, (Croatia)
rocky slopes
Description root carnose, lower leaves broadly ovate-oblong, large, corrugate, sinuate-lobate, subglabrous, flowers solitary, calyx lobes lanceolate, petals oblong
Size5-10cm
Colorgreenish white
Bloomwinter, spring
Ca
Typerosette, tuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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