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Carthamus  cespitosus (Batt.) Greuter  trib. Cardueae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Carthamus  cespitosus (Batt.) Greuter  trib. Cardueae
SynonymsCarduncellus cespitosus Batt. (basionym)
Territory Northern AfricaAlgeriaMorocco
rocky slopes
Description stems tomentose, densely leafy, leaves lanceolate, at base attenuate, acuminate, capitula solitary, 2-3cm long, phyllaries spinose, many-nerved, lanate
Size5-15cm
Colorblue
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typecushion
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, germ. 1 month, 13-18°C
root cuttings in late winter
BibliographyQuézel, P. & S.Santa (1963) Nouvelle Flore de l´Algérie
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