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Syncolostemon  thorncroftii (N.E.Br.) D.F.Otieno   
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FamilyLAMIACEAE
Genus species var.Syncolostemon  thorncroftii (N.E.Br.) D.F.Otieno 
SynonymsOrthosiphon thorncroftii N.E.Br. (basionym)
 Hemizygia thorncroftii (N.E.Br.) Ashby
Territory Southern AfricaNorthern Provinces
grassland
Altitude900-1700m
Description leaves opposite, lanceolate, acute, tapered to short petiole, sparsely pubescent, flowers of 3-6 in 2-4 whorls, calyx pubescent, flowers 20-25mm long
Size15-30cm
Colorrose, purple
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 18-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
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