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Aptosimum  spinescens (Thunb.) WF.E.Weber   
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FamilySCROPHULARIACEAE
Genus species var.Aptosimum  spinescens (Thunb.) WF.E.Weber 
SynonymsRuellia spinescens Thunb. (basionym)
 Aptosimum abietinum Benth.
 Aptosimum laricinum Dinter
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesNamibiaFree State
grassland
Altitude170-2000m
Description glabrous, leaves subulate or linear, rigid, tipped with spine, adaxially deep green, sessile, flowers solitary, 20-35mm long, calyx strigose, lobes unequal, corolla tubular
Size3-70cm
Colorblue, violet
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 18-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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