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Lampranthus  formosus (Haw.) N.E.Br.   
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FamilyAIZOACEAE
Genus species var.Lampranthus  formosus (Haw.) N.E.Br. 
SynonymsMesembryanthemum formosum Haw. (basionym)
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Eastern Cape Province)
dry, sandy grassland
Description branchlets procumbent, leaves crowded, curvate-patent, triquetrous, attenuate, obtuse, mucronate, green, flowers large, pedicellate, petals bidentate
Size5-10cm
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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