Crassula setulosa Harv.
var. setulosa

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Crassula setulosa var. setulosa

Photo: Darrel Plowes
15 km south of Cashel, growing with C. swaziensis.

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Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial somewhat succulent herb, branching from the base, sometimes forming small, dense cushions or pendulous. Basal leaves, congested, rosette-like, ovate to oblong, up to 3.5 cm long, appressed hairy on both sides; leaves along the branches much smaller, margins set with stiff cilia. Flowers in dense, sub-capitate inflorescences. Flowers white, rarely red.
Notes: Two forms occur. The description above is for f. setulosa
F. latipetala R. Fern. differs in having larger flowers with broader, rounded corolla lobes. It is known only from the type from Mt Pene in the Chimanimani area where it is recorded as a herb forming dense clusters on top of rocky places near moist forests.
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Habitat: On rocks in woodland, and mist-belt forest. Also in shelter of rocks in montane grassland.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 25 July 2009
Literature:

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 22 - 23. under forma setulosa and forma latipetala


Other sources of information about Crassula setulosa var. setulosa:

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Flora of Malawi: Crassula setulosa var. setulosa
Flora of Mozambique: Crassula setulosa var. setulosa

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crassula setulosa var. setulosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125190, retrieved 25 March 2019

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