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Valantia  aprica (Sm.) Boiss. & Heldr.   
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FamilyRUBIACEAE
Genus species var.Valantia  aprica (Sm.) Boiss. & Heldr. 
SynonymsGalium apricum Sm. (basionym)
 Galium apricum var. aristatum (Boiss. & Heldr.) Boiss.
 Valantia aristata Boiss. & Heldr.
Territory Southeastern EuropeAlbaniaGreeceKriti
rocks and scree
Altitudemontane-subalpine
Description stems glabrous or shortly hirsute, leaves 3-6mm, subcarnose, obovate, in whorls of 4, inflorescence leafy, flowers in whorls, axillary, corolla rotate, 3mm across
Size5-20cm
Coloryellowish white, rose
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 10-16°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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