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 species, almost cosmopolitan.

Zimbabwe: 18 taxa.

Crassula alsinoides

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alba Forssk. var. alba W,C,SDescription, Image
alsinoides (Hook. f.) Engl.W,EDescription, Image
alticola R. Fern.[NrEnd]EDescription, Image
capitella Thunb. subsp. nodulosa (Schönland) ToelkenC,E,SDescription, Image
exilis Harv. subsp. cooperi (Regel) Toelken[End][DD]N,E?Description
expansa Dryand. subsp. expansa WDescription, Image
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
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,SDescription
swaziensis Schönland subsp. swaziensis var. swaziensis C,EDescription, Image
vaginata Eckl. & Zeyh.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Crassula:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Crassula
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Crassula
Flora of Malawi: Crassula
Flora of Mozambique: Crassula
Flora of Zambia: Crassula
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Crassula

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crassula
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crassula
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crassula
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crassula
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Crassula
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crassula
JSTOR Plant Science: Crassula
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crassula
Plants of the World Online: Crassula
Tropicos: Crassula
Wikipedia: Crassula

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: Genus page: Crassula.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=645, retrieved 4 March 2024

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