Crassula sarmentosa Harv.

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Crassula sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Jevington rd, near Tony's Coffee Shop, Vumba.

Crassula sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Jevington rd, near Tony's Coffee Shop, Vumba.

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Probably introduced
Trailing or climbing perennial herb with stems up to 1 m long. Leaves succulent, ovate to elliptic; margin more or less serrate. Young stems and leaf margins sometimes tinged with reddish-purple. Inflorescences terminal, dense and branched. Flowers with long acuminate petals, white, often tinged with red.
Notes: It is probably not native to Zimbabwe but was introduced from South Africa as a garden ornamental.
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Habitat: On roadsides and in disturbed ground, often nr gardens
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Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Friday 7 October 2005

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 18 - 19.

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

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 sarmentosa., retrieved 30 May 2024

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