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Dianthus  caespitosus Thunb.   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Dianthus  caespitosus Thunb. 
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)Lesotho
dry, sandy grassland
Altitude100-2300m
Description stems glabrous, basal leaves crowded, linear-aristate, subtriangular, scabrous, upper leaves scaly, bracts 4-6, lanceolate, flowers solitary, petals dentate, obovate
Size10-40cm
Colorpinkish red
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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