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Ruschia  rubricaulis (Haw.) L.Bolus   
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FamilyAIZOACEAE
Genus species var.Ruschia  rubricaulis (Haw.) L.Bolus 
SynonymsMesembryanthemum rubricaule Haw. (basionym)
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
dry, sandy grassland
Altitude50-300m
Description branchlets erect, reddish, leaves triquetrous, curvate, glaucous, margins cartilagineous, minutely serrate, flowers solitary, petals lanceolate, acute, short
Size15-20cm
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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