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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Erica  polycoma Benth. 
SynonymsEricoides polycomum (Benth.) Kuntze
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
rocky slopes
Altitude1300-1500m
Description silvery grey, leaves densely imbricate, hirsute, lanceolate, obtuse, flowers of three, terminal, sepals broadly ovate, obtuse, corolla ovoid-calyculate about 4mm long
Size20-60cm
Colorrose
Bloomlate spring, summer
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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