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Galenia  portulacacea Sond.   
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FamilyAIZOACEAE
Genus species var.Galenia  portulacacea Sond. 
Territory Southern AfricaCape ProvincesFree StateNorthern Provinces
dry, sandy grassland
Description scaly pubescent, branchlets alternate, leaves alternate, oblong-spathulate, flat, obtuse, papulose, the upper much smaller, linear, flowers axillary, sessile, solitary
Size15-30cm
Colorpurple
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationdry, sunny site with a poor, sandy soil
alpine house, sandy soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 1-3 months, 18-24°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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