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Lampranthus  tenuifolius (L.) N.E.Br.   
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FamilyAIZOACEAE
Genus species var.Lampranthus  tenuifolius (L.) N.E.Br. 
SynonymsMesembryanthemum tenuifolium L. (basionym)
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
dry, sandy grassland
Altitude30-1000m
Description branchlets procumbent, leaves linear-cylindrical, subulate, punctate, glabrous, smooth, flowers solitary, pedicellate, calyx scabrous, lobes acute
Size10-15cm
Colorscarlet red
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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