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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Erica  sicifolia Salisb. 
SynonymsErica pygmaea Andrews
 Erica sanguinolenta Lodd.
 Ericoides sicifolium (Salisb.) Kuntze
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
rocky slopes
Description branchlets ascendent, glabrescent, leaves linear, acuminate, setaceous-mucronate, incurvate, sulcate, glabrous, shiny, flowers pedicellate, broadly calyculate, 4mm across
Size12-30cm
Colordark purple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, light, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°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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