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Tarasa  tenella (Cav.) Krapov.   
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FamilyMALVACEAE
Genus species var.Tarasa  tenella (Cav.) Krapov. 
SynonymsMalva tenella Cav. (basionym)
 Malvastrum multicaulis Britton
 Malvastrum tenellum (Cav.) Hieron.
Territory Western South AmericaSouthern South AmericaArgentina NorthwestBoliviaChile NorthPeru
rocky slopes
Altitude2000-4200m
Description stems hirsute, leaves orbiculate, trilobate, crenate, long petiolate, 12mm, flowers sessile, axillary, bracts of involucre linear, corolla 3cm across
Size4-6cm
Colorblue
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typerosette
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of Chile www.eFloras.org
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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