Two rosetted perennials from the Andes of Chile and Argentina. They are allied to Azorella but each plant consists of a cluster of rosettes and each one is formed of long-stalked leaves and several umbels, each subtended by a disk of fused bracts.
Interesting rather than beautiful, these are for the dedicated plantsman, requiring a loose, sandy, gritty but mineral rich rooting medium and plenty of sun. Perhaps best in containers in the alpine house but worth trying outside. Propagation by seed when ripe or as soon as obtained and possibly cutting of rosettes in late summer in pure gritty sand.