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Balbisia  microphylla (Phil.) Reiche   
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FamilyVIVIANIACEAE
Genus species var.Balbisia  microphylla (Phil.) Reiche 
SynonymsLedocarpon microphyllum Phil. (basionym)
Territory Southern South AmericaChile North, (AtacamaTarapaca)
grassland and rocks
Altitude3000-3500m
Description very ramose, leaves minute, ca. 1mm long, tripartite, all in axils with short bud, flowers solitary, terminal, sepals 8, petals to 11mm long
Size20-40cm
Coloryellow
Bloomlate summer
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, sunny site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 13-16°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of Chile www.eFloras.org
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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