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Aethionema   saxatile ssp. ovalifolium (DC.) Nyman   
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FamilyBRASSICACEAE
Genus species var.Aethionema  saxatile ssp. ovalifolium (DC.) Nyman 
SynonymsAethionema saxatile var. ovalifolium DC. (basionym)
 Aethionema monospermum R.Br.
 Aethionema pyrenaicum Boutigny
Territory Southwestern EuropeFranceSardegnaSpain
rocky slopes
Description stems numerous, simple, leaves elliptic-orbiculate, rather carnose, glaucous, inflorescence racemose
Size10-20cm
Colorrose
Bloomspring
Ca+
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 10-16°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
Euro+Med PlantBase www.emplantbase.org
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