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Metalasia  tenuifolia DC.  trib. Gnaphalieae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Metalasia  tenuifolia DC.  trib. Gnaphalieae
SynonymsMetalasia erubescens DC.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
rocky slopes
Altitude1500-2200m
Description branchlets flexuous, glabrous, leaves linear, revolute, mucronate, glabrous, capitula few, subsessile in compact corymb, cylindrical, involucre glabrous, bracts subulate
Size10-20cm
Colorwhite
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typeshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 13-20°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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