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Arnebia  benthamii (G.Don) I.M.Johnst.   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Arnebia  benthamii (G.Don) I.M.Johnst. 
SynonymsEchium benthamii G.Don (basionym)
 Lithospermum benthamii (G.Don) I.M.Johnst.
 Macrotomia benthamii (G.Don) A.DC.
Territory Indian SubcontinentIndiaNepalPakistanWest Himalaya
rocky slopes
Altitude2800-4000m
Description strigose, stems leafy, leaves lanceolate, flowers in fascicles producing compact, thyrsoid spike, bracts linear, calyx lobes linear, corolla hirsute
Size20-25cm
Colorblue
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in spring; root cuttings in late winter
BibliographyFlora Orientalis (Boissier) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
The Plant List (2013) www.theplantlist.org
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