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Erica  piquetbergensis (N.E.Br.) E.G.H.Oliv.   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Erica  piquetbergensis (N.E.Br.) E.G.H.Oliv. 
SynonymsSimocheilus piquetbergensis N.E.Br. (basionym)
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
grassland
Altitude400-500m
Description branchlets grey tomentose, leaves imbricate, 4-5mm, linear, acute, white hirsute, glabrescent, flowers numerous in heads 6-10mm broad, corolla tubular, 4mm long
Size15-30cm
Colorpurple
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, 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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