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Gymnophyton  spinosissimum Phil.   
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FamilyAPIACEAE
Genus species var.Gymnophyton  spinosissimum Phil. 
SynonymsAsteriscium spinosissimum Drude
 Dipterygia spinosissima (Phil.) Kuntze
Territory Southern South AmericaChile Central, (Coquimbo)Chile North, (AntofagastaAtacama)
dry, sandy grassland
Altitude2800-4500m
Description leafless, glabrous, branches thick, deep green, fragile, smooth, lateral branchlets ramose, spinose, flowers 4-7 in terminal umbels
Size10-30cm
Coloryellow
Bloomspring
Ca
Typespinose shrub
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed when ripe or as soon as possible
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of Chile www.eFloras.org
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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