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Chironia  arenaria E.Mey.   
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FamilyGENTIANACEAE
Genus species var.Chironia  arenaria E.Mey. 
SynonymsChironia arenaria var. mediocris (Schoch) Prain
 Chironia mediocris Schoch
 Orphium arenarium C.Presl
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Northern Cape ProvinceWestern Cape Province)
grassland
Altitude300-600m
Description stems leafy, leaves linear to lanceolate, acute, 2-3cm long, flowers solitary, terminal, pedicellate, corolla lobes obovate to suborbiculate, 8mm long
Size15-30cm
Colorrose
Bloomspring, summer
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 18-24°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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