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Echiostachys  spicatus (Burm.f.) Levyns   
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FamilyBORAGINACEAE
Genus species var.Echiostachys  spicatus (Burm.f.) Levyns 
SynonymsEchium spicatum Burm.f. (basionym)
 Lobostemon caudatus H.Buek
 Lobostemon eriostachyus H.Buek
Territory Southern AfricaCape Provinces, (Western Cape Province)
grassland and thickets
Altitude90-120m
Description stems sericeous-hirsute, basal leaves lanceolate, petiolate, stem leaves amplexicaule, lanceolate, gradually turn into bracts, flowers in oblong panicle, corolla ca. 1cm long
Size20-35cm
Color
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationmesic, slightly humous, semi-shady site
alpine house, moist, rich, drained soil, semi-shade
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora Capensis (Harvey) www.biodiversitylibrary.org
African Plant Database www.ville-ge.ch/cjb/bd.php
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