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Pycnophyllum  macropetalum Mattf.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Pycnophyllum  macropetalum Mattf. 
Territory Western South AmericaSouthern South AmericaArgentina Northwest, (Salta)Chile North, (AntofagastaTarapaca)Peru
grassland and rocks
Altitude4000-4800m
Description leaves opposite, helical-imbricate, shortly yellow vaginate, obovate, 2-3mm long, rounded, mucronulate, glabrous, convex, flowers dioecious, petals obovate, 5mm long
Size5-10cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecushion
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of Peru (Macbride, J.F.) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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