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Acanthopsis  carduifolia (L.f.) Schinz   
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FamilyACANTHACEAE
Genus species var.Acanthopsis  carduifolia (L.f.) Schinz 
SynonymsAcanthus carduifolius L.f. (basionym)
 Acanthus glaber E.Mey.
 Blepharis carduifolia (L.f.) T.Anders.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Northern Cape Province)
dry, sandy grassland
Altitude500-800m
Description lanate, subacaulescent, leaves linear-oblong, about 10cm, pinnatifid, double spinose-dentate, flowers in compact spike, 6-10cm long, calyx hirsute, corolla 20mm long
Size10-15cm
Colorpale blue
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typespinose shrub
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months 18-21°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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