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Silene  longicilia (Brot.) Otth   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Silene  longicilia (Brot.) Otth 
SynonymsCucubalus longicilius Brot. (basionym)
 Silene cintrana Rothm.
 Silene longicilia ssp. cintrana (Rothm.) Jeanm.
Territory Southwestern EuropePortugal
rocks
Altitude0-500m
Description lower leaves in dense rosette, spathulate, carnose, acuminate, densely pubescent, inflorescence dense, flowers erect, calyx red, corolla lobes 8-9mm, bipartite
Size12-30cm
Colorreddish purple
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca-
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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