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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  plutonica Naudin 
SynonymsMelandrium chilense var. plutonicum (Naudin) Hosseus
 Melandrium plutonicum (Naudin) Reiche
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina SouthChile CentralChile South
grassland
Altitude1000-2000m
Description hirsute, basal leaves elliptic or lanceolate, acute, tapered to petiole, stem leaves sessile, connate, flowers 2-5 in panicle, calyx subventricose, 15mm long, petals bifid
Size20-30cm
Colorrose, purple
Bloomspring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of Chile www.eFloras.org
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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