Crassula alticola R. Fern.

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Crassula alticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, nr summit

Crassula alticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, nr summit

Crassula alticola

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Rukotso, nr summit

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Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
A perennial herb with prostrate or ascending stems up to 35 cm. Leaves succulent, elliptic; margin appearing crenate with embedded glands. Flowers in terminal branched inflorescences, papillose hairy, white.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In rock crevices and on streambanks in montane areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - May
Worldwide distribution: Border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, including Mt Gorongosa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Thursday 6 October 2005

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16.

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 15 - 17. (Includes a picture).

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 91.

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

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 alticola., retrieved 18 June 2024

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