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Cristaria  gracilis Gay   
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FamilyMALVACEAE
Genus species var.Cristaria  gracilis Gay 
SynonymsCristaria divaricata Baker
 Cristaria humilis Phil.
 Cristaria spinolae Gay
Territory Southern South AmericaChile Central, (Coquimbo)Chile North, (AntofagastaAtacamaTarapaca)
steppes
Altitude1000-4200m
Description stems glandular-hirsute, viscid, leaves viscid, crowded, ovate, subentire, flowers in spike, sepals hirsute, sharply acute, petals 8-10mm long
Size10-15cm
Colorviolet
Bloomspring
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
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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