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Erepsia  forficata (L.) Schwantes   
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FamilyAIZOACEAE
Genus species var.Erepsia  forficata (L.) Schwantes 
SynonymsMesembryanthemum forficatum L. (basionym)
 Mesembryanthemum mutabile Haw.
 Mesembryanthemum filamentosum DC.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
dry, sandy grassland
Altitude300-900m
Description branchlets short, procumbent, leaves triquetrous, acinaceous, crowded, punctate, longer than internodes, thick, scabrously serrate, flowers solitary, pedicellate
Size15-30cm
Colorpurple
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typesucculent subshrub
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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