3168.000 Crassula L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial succulent herbs, subshrubs or shrubs with succulent leaves. Leaves opposite, usually decussate, the lowest usually rosulate, free or ± connate in a sheath, usually simple, undivided and entire. Flowers usually 5-merous, usually small, not showy, in cymes which are arranged in axillary clusters, thyrses, corymb-like inflorescences or with 1(-2) flowers in the leaf axils. Sepals free or connate at base. Corolla usually white, sometimes turning brown when dry; petals connate at base into a tube. Stamens as many as petals. Carpels free or connate at base.

Worldwide: 200 spp, almost cosmopolitan.

Zimbabwe: 20 taxa.

Crassula alsinoides

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
alba Forssk. var. alba W,C,S
alsinoides (Hook. f.) Engl.W,EDescription, Image
alticola R. Fern.[NrEnd]EDescription, Image
cooperi Regel var. subnodulosa R. Fern.[End][DD]N,E?Description
expansa Dryand. subsp. expansa S
expansa Dryand. subsp. fragilis (Baker) Tölken var. fragilis N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
expansa Dryand. subsp. fragilis (Baker) Tölken var. suborbicularis R. Fern.[End][VU]EDescription
lanceolata (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Endl. ex Walp. subsp. lanceolata E,S
lanceolata (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Endl. ex Walp. subsp. transvaalensis (Kuntze) ToelkenW,E,SDescription, Image
nodulosa Schönland var. nodulosa C,E
nodulosa Schönland var. longisepala R. Fern.C,E,SDescription, Image
nodulosa Schönland[Agg]C,E,SDescription, Image
perfoliata L. var. heterotricha (Schinz) ToelkenE,S
rhodesica (Merxm.) Wickens & M. BywaterN,W,C,S
sarcocaulis Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. sarcocaulis W,C,E,SDescription, Image
sarmentosa Harv.C,EDescription, Image
setulosa Harv. var. setulosa C,EDescription, Image
swaziensis Schönland subsp. brachycarpa R. Fern.N,E,S
swaziensis Schönland subsp. swaziensis var. swaziensis EDescription, Image
vaginata Eckl. & Zeyh.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Crassula:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Crassula
Flora of Mozambique: Crassula
Flora of Zambia: Crassula

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crassula
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crassula
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Crassula
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crassula
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crassula

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Crassula.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=645, retrieved 17 April 2014

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