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Colobanthus  brevisepalus Kirk   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Colobanthus  brevisepalus Kirk 
Territory New ZealandNew Zealand South
dry, rocky slopes
Altitude0-300m
Description hard cushions, leaves rigid, densely imbricate, curvate, subulate, obscurely vaginate, 2-3mm long, long apiculate, flowers 3mm, sepals 5, ovate, wider than leaves
Size1-3cm
Color
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecushion
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of New Zealand floraseries.landcareresearch.co.nz
The Plant List (2013) www.theplantlist.org
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