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Berkheya  purpurea (DC.) Mast.  trib. Arctotidae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Berkheya  purpurea (DC.) Mast.  trib. Arctotidae
SynonymsStobaea purpurea DC. (basionym)
 Crocodilodes purpureum (DC.) Kuntze
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesLesothoKwaZulu-NatalFree State
grassland
Altitude1900-2700m
Description leaves basal, crowded, abaxially lanate, margins sinuate, dentate, spinose, capitula 5-8cm across in terminal inflorescence, disc purple, involucre spinose
Size30-90cm
Colorpurple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typerosette, fl .stem erect
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 16-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyPooley E.: Field guide to wild flowers Kwa-Zulu Natal...
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