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Disterigma  empetrifolium (Kunth) Drude   
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FamilyERICACEAE
Genus species var.Disterigma  empetrifolium (Kunth) Drude 
SynonymsVaccinium empetrifolium Kunth (basionym)
 Vaccinium epacridifolium Kunth
 Vaccinium penaeoides Kunth
Territory Northern South AmericaWestern South AmericaBoliviaColombiaEcuadorPeruVenezuela
grassland and thickets
Altitude2500-4500m
Description leaves minute, 3-8mm, imbricate, lanceolate or oblong, obtuse or acute, coriaceous, rigid, serrulate to entire, glabrous, flowers axillary, solitary, shortly pedicellate
Size10-15cm
Colorrose
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typedecumbent subshrub
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, germ. 3-6 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer and in fall; layering in spring
BibliographyChloris andina (Weddel) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
The Plant List (2013) www.theplantlist.org
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