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Centaurea  acaulis L.  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Centaurea  acaulis L.  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCentaurea balansae Boiss. & Reut.
 Centaurea nidulans Pomel
 Colymbada acaulis (L.) Holub
Territory Northern AfricaAlgeriaTunisia
dry, stony grassland
Description acaulescent, leaves pubescent, pinnatipartite, segments oblong, acute, capitula solitary, spherical, 3-4cm, phyllaries long spinose, achenes large, 4-5mm long
Size5-12cm
Colorlemmon yellow
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny site with a deep, drained soil
alpine house, rich, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, dark, moist, germ. 1 month, 16-21°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyQuézel, P. & S.Santa (1963) Nouvelle Flore de l´Algérie
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