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Phyllobolus  grossus (Aiton) Gerbaulet   
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FamilyAIZOACEAE
Genus species var.Phyllobolus  grossus (Aiton) Gerbaulet 
SynonymsMesembryanthemum grossum Aiton (basionym)
 Mesembryanthemum longispinulum Haw.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Eastern Cape ProvinceWestern Cape Province)
dry, stony grassland
Altitude300-1100m
Description branchlets ascendent, leaves connate, semiterete, at base canaliculate, flat on tapered, obtuse apex, green, papulose, flowers of 4
Size10-15cm
Colorpale red
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typesucculent subshrub
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained 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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