Crassula lanceolata (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Endl. ex Walp.
subsp. transvaalensis (Kuntze) Toelken

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Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis

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Bunga Views, Vumba

Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis

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Mt Engwa, Himalaya Range

Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis

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Mt Engwa, Himalaya Range

Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis

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Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis

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Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis

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Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis

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Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

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Synonyms: Crassula schimperi Fisch. & C.A. Mey. subsp. transvaalensis (Kuntze) R. Fern. var. transvaalensis
Crassula subulata (Hook.) Harv.
Tillaea subulata (Hook.) Britten
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small perennial herb, often resembling a moss or Lycopodium species, with prostrate, ascending or suberect stems, sometimes woody near the base in larger specimens. Leaves may be succulent or not, linear-lanceolate, light green, turning reddish-brown in drier situations. Flowers minute, borne among the leaves along the stems.
Notes: Subsp. lanceolata has thinner, more prostrate stems, rooting at the nodes. The leaves are softer and smaller and it is more restricted to montane habitats.
Derivation of specific name: lanceolata: lance-shaped; lanceolate
Habitat: In rock crevices and on shallow soils overlying rock, or in sandy soils in savannah woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 2 October 2016
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10. As Crassula schimperi transvaalensis transvaalensis

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 7 - 10. As Crassula schimperi transvaalensis transvaalensis (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 350. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 52.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crassula lanceolata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crassula lanceolata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crassula lanceolata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Crassula lanceolata
Tropicos: Crassula lanceolata


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 lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125120, retrieved 19 August 2018

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