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Cistanthe  grandiflora (Lindl.) Schltdl.   
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FamilyMONTIACEAE
Genus species var.Cistanthe  grandiflora (Lindl.) Schltdl. 
SynonymsCalandrinia grandiflora Lindl. (basionym)
 Cistanthe speciosa (Lehm.) D.I.Ford
 Claytonia grandiflora (Lindl.) Kuntze
Territory Southern South AmericaChile Central
rocks
Altitude0-2200m
Description leaves crowded at base of stem, carnose, glaucous, rhombic, acute, petiolate, flowers long pedicellate in terminal raceme, petals narrow
Size20-40cm
Colorpinkish purple
Bloomspring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months 18-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of Chile www.eFloras.org
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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