Crassula expansa Dryand.
subsp. expansa

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Crassula expansa subsp. expansa

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Witchwood, Seldomseen, Vumba

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Synonyms: Crassula expansa Dryand. var. expansa
Crassula expansa Dryand. var. longifolia R. Fern.
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Description: Small, perennial or sometimes annual, totally glabrous, branched herb. Leaves succulent, shape varying from linear to elliptic or narrowly spathulate. Inflorescence of corymbose cymes or flowers solitary at the branch apices; pedicels capillary, elongating to 5 cm in fruit. Corolla 2-3 mm long, white.
Notes: I (MAH) have combined Crassula expansa var. expansa and C. expansa var. longifolia under C. expansa subsp. expansa, as this seems to be the approach in the African Plants Database although it is not absolutely clear.

The record from Zimbabwe (S. bank of Zambesi; Rogers 13021) lacks an FZ division. From the altitude (c. 960 m.) I presume it must be division W.
Derivation of specific name: expansa: spread out, expanded
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa
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Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 12 - 13.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 37.

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Flora of Mozambique: Crassula expansa subsp. expansa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crassula expansa subsp. expansa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crassula expansa
African Plant Database: Crassula expansa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crassula expansa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crassula expansa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crassula expansa
JSTOR Plant Science: Crassula expansa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crassula expansa
Plants of the World Online: Crassula expansa
Tropicos: Crassula expansa
Wikipedia: Crassula expansa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Crassula expansa subsp. expansa., retrieved 22 May 2024

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