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Asclepias  humilis (E.Mey.) Schltr.  trib. Asclepiadeae 
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FamilyAPOCYNACEAE
Genus species var.Asclepias  humilis (E.Mey.) Schltr.  trib. Asclepiadeae
SynonymsPachycarpus humilis E.Mey. (basionym)
 Gomphocarpus humilis (E.Mey.) Decne.
 Xysmalobium humile (E.Mey.) D.Dietr.
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesLesothoKwaZulu-NatalFree State
grassland
Altitude1800-2900m
Description leaves crowded at base, oblong, abaxially distinctly veined, long white hirsute, flowers of 4, large, corolla lobes erect, 8-11mm long
Size5-25cm
Colorpinkish white
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft, fl. stem ascending
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, medium moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in winter, uncovered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-18°C
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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