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Echiostachys  ecklonianus (H.Buek) Levyns   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Echiostachys  ecklonianus (H.Buek) Levyns 
SynonymsLobostemon ecklonianus H.Buek (basionym)
 Echium ecklonianum (H.Buek) DC. & A.DC.
 Echium galpinii (C.H.Wright) I.M.Johnst.
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
grassland and thickets
Altitude10-60m
Description stems pilose, basal leaves ovate-lanceolate, acute, at base tapered, stem leaves sessile, obtuse, adpressed white hirsute, inflorescence terminal, spicate, calyx tomentose
Size15-35cm
Colorblue, white
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°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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