Crassula alsinoides (Hook. f.) Engl.

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Crassula alsinoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Crassula alsinoides

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John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Crassula alsinoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bridge of the old power station, Nyahode river, road to Rusitu

Crassula alsinoides

Photo: Neil Crouch
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Crassula alsinoides

Photo: Neil Crouch
Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

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Synonyms: Crassula pellucida subsp. alsinoides (Hook.f.) Tölken
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent in the E Highlands
Status: Native
Prostrate perennial creeping herb, sometimes forming dense mats. Stems slightly 4-angled, fleshy up to 45 cm long, mostly hairless except for 2 lines of hairs on opposite sides. Leaves opposite, more or less ovate-elliptic, up to c. 2.5 cm long, pale green fleshy, hairless; margin entire, sometimes fringed with minute papillae. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, sometimes as terminal clusters, white rarely tinged pink.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Along margins of evergreen forest, often in moist places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Cameroon to Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia, South to Eswatini and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16. As Crassula pellucida alsinoides

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 17 - 18.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 72.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Crassula alsinoides
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crassula alsinoides
African Plant Database: Crassula alsinoides
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crassula alsinoides
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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: Species information: Crassula alsinoides., retrieved 31 May 2024

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