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Helichrysum  ecklonis Sond.  trib. Gnaphalieae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Helichrysum  ecklonis Sond.  trib. Gnaphalieae
SynonymsHelichrysum calocephalum Schltr.
 Helichrysum lamprocephalum Bolus
 Helichrysum scapiforme Moeser
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesLesothoKwaZulu-NatalFree StateNorthern Provinces
steppes
Altitude0-2900m
Description leaves in basal rosette, oblong, 10-20cm, lax arachnose, sometimes adaxially glabrous, 3-5-veined, abaxially persistently lanate, capitula solitary, 25-30mm across
Size10-50cm
Colordark purple, white
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 13-20°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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