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Cerastium  tucumanense Pax   
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FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE
Genus species var.Cerastium  tucumanense Pax 
Territory Western South AmericaSouthern South AmericaArgentina NorthwestBoliviaColombiaPeru
grassland and rocks
Altitude1000-4500m
Description stems lanate, leaves lanceolate, acute, glabrous, densely ciliate, flowers in many flowered umbel, calyx large, campanulate, green, petals obovate-spathulate, bilobate
Size20-25cm
Colorwhite
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationrock crevices with favourable water regime, eastern slopes
alpine house, poor, drained soil, shading in summer
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
division in early spring; cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Argentina www.floraargentina.edu.ar
Flora del Conosur www2.darwin.edu.ar
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