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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Frequency:
Status: Native and cultivated
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
Habitat: In wet places among short grass
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Images last updated: Saturday 10 November 2018
Literature:

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 12 - 13.


Other sources of information about Crassula expansa subsp. expansa:

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

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crassula expansa
African Plant Database: Crassula expansa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Crassula expansa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crassula expansa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Crassula expansa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crassula expansa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crassula expansa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Crassula expansa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Crassula expansa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crassula expansa
Ispot Southern Africa: Crassula expansa
JSTOR Plant Science: Crassula expansa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crassula expansa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crassula expansa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crassula expansa
Tropicos: Crassula expansa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crassula expansa subsp. expansa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125070, retrieved 12 December 2018

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