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Lessertia  venusta Eckl. & Zeyh.  trib. Galegeae 
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FamilyFABACEAE
Genus species var.Lessertia  venusta Eckl. & Zeyh.  trib. Galegeae
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesKwaZulu-Natal
rocky slopes
Altitudesubalpine-alpine
Description leaves pinnate, leaflets obovate, cuneate or obcordate, rigid, glabrous, stipules ovate-lanceolate, acute, racemes shortly pedunculate, dense, few flowered
Size5-15cm
Colorbright purple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationscarified seed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 16-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Tropicos www.tropicos.org
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