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Spergula  pissisii (Phil.) Volponi   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Spergula  pissisii (Phil.) Volponi 
SynonymsArenaria pissisii Phil. (basionym)
 Spergularia pissisii (Phil.) I.M.Johnst.
 Tissa pissisii (Phil.) Reiche & Johow
Territory Southern South AmericaArgentina Northwest, (San Juan)Chile Central, (Coquimbo)Chile North, (Atacama)
rocks
Altitude2500-4000m
Description glandular-hirsute, leaves oblong-linear, 6-12mm, bracts ovate-lanceolate, ca. 3mm, flowers terminal, solitary, sepals ovate, petals equally long
Size3-6cm
Colorwhite
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecushion
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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