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Coelidium  tortile (E.Mey.) Druce  trib. Liparieae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Coelidium  tortile (E.Mey.) Druce  trib. Liparieae
SynonymsIngenhoussia tortilis E.Mey. (basionym)
 Amphithalea trotilis (E.Mey.) Steud.
 Sarcophyllum gnidioides Walp.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
grassland and thickets
Description very branched, leaves lanceolate, adaxially tomentose, glabrescent, patent, margins revolute, flowers minute, sessile, calyx thinly sericeous, lobes subulate
Size15-25cm
Colorrose
Bloomlate spring
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 10-13°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Legume Web www.ildis.org
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