Crassula sarcocaulis Eckl. & Zeyh.
subsp. sarcocaulis

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Crassula sarcocaulis subsp. sarcocaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near summit Castle Beacon, Vumba

Crassula sarcocaulis subsp. sarcocaulis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near summit Castle Beacon, Vumba

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Perennial subshrub, up to 1 m. Stems and old branches woody; younger branches reddish-brown and succulent. Leaves succulent, narrowly ovate or linear-elliptic. Flowers in terminal inflorescences, white, turning apricot-orange with age. Stamens with dark purple to black anthers.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In shallow soil vegetation on rocks.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2400 m
Flowering time:Jul
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 7 October 2005

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

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 20 - 21.

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.

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Flora of Mozambique: Crassula sarcocaulis subsp. sarcocaulis

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

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 sarcocaulis subsp. sarcocaulis., retrieved 18 June 2024

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