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Cistanthe  salsoloides (Barnéoud) Hershk.   
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FamilyMONTIACEAE
Genus species var.Cistanthe  salsoloides (Barnéoud) Hershk. 
SynonymsCalandrinia salsoloides Barnéoud (basionym)
 Calandrinia calocephala Phil.
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina Northwest, (San Juan)Chile North, (AntofagastaAtacamaTarapaca)
steppes
Altitude900-3200m
Description glabrous, leaves carnose, obovate-orbiculate, at apex with short, sharp mucro, flowers crowded at apex of stem, bracts white or purple
Size15-30cm
Colorpurple
Bloomspring
Ca
Typeannual
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months 18-21°C
cuttings in summer
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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