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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Erica  gracilis J.C.Wendl. 
SynonymsErica imbecilla Sweet
 Erica neglecta G.Don
 Erica tenera Benth.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
sands and heaths
Altitude700-900m
Description branchlets pubescent, leaves imbricate, linear, carinate, thin, glabrous, 2-4mm, flowers of 4 at short branchlets, sepals lanceolate, corolla urceolate, 3-4mm long
Size20-50cm
Colorrose
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationsunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy 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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