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Craterostigma  plantagineum Hochst.   
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FamilyLINDERNIACEAE
Genus species var.Craterostigma  plantagineum Hochst. 
SynonymsCraterostigma nanum (Benth.) Engl.
 Torenia nana Benth.
 Torenia plantaginea (Hochst.) Benth.
Territory East Tropical AfricaSouthern Africa
grassland
Altitude300-2200m
Description leaves broadly ovate, distinctly veined, sometimes dentate, 3-7cm long, abaxially densely hirsute, flowers 10-15mm long in raceme
Size3-10cm
Colorblue, purple, white
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typerosette, carpet
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 18-21°C
division in spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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