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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Erica  senilis Benth. 
SynonymsEricoides senile (Benth.) Kuntze
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
rocky slopes
Altitude600-1900m
Description branchlets pubescent, leaves oblong-lanceolate, deeply sulcate, adaxially flat, glabrous, finely pilose, 2-3mm, flowers in heads 1cm broad, corolla subglobular, 3mm long
Size12-20cm
Colorpale yellow
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecushion or carpet
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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