3168.000 Crassula L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial succulent herbs, subshrubs or shrubs with succulent leaves. Leaves opposite, usually decussate, the lowest usually rosulate, free or ± connate in a sheath, usually simple, undivided and entire. Flowers usually 5-merous, usually small, not showy, in cymes which are arranged in axillary clusters, thyrses, corymb-like inflorescences or with 1(-2) flowers in the leaf axils. Sepals free or connate at base. Corolla usually white, sometimes turning brown when dry; petals connate at base into a tube. Stamens as many as petals. Carpels free or connate at base.

Worldwide: 200 species, almost cosmopolitan.

Mozambique: 22 taxa.

Crassula alticola

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alba Forssk. var. alba MDescription, Image
alba Forssk. var. parvisepala (Schönland) ToelkenM
alsinoides (Hook. f.) Engl.MSDescription, Image
alticola R. Fern.[NrEnd]MSDescription, Image
capitella Thunb. subsp. nodulosa (Schönland) ToelkenMSDescription, Image
expansa Dryand. subsp. expansa GIDescription, Image
expansa Dryand. subsp. fragilis (Baker) Tölken var. fragilis MS,MDescription, Image
globularioides BrittenZImage
lanceolata (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Endl. ex Walp. subsp. lanceolata T,GI
lanceolata (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Endl. ex Walp. subsp. transvaalensis (Kuntze) ToelkenMS,GI,MDescription, Image
leachii R. Fern.[End]MS
maputensis R. Fern.[NrEnd]M
morrumbalensis R. Fern.[End]Z
ovata (Mill.) DruceMDescription, Image
perfoliata L. var. heterotricha (Schinz) ToelkenM
sarcocaulis Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. sarcocaulis MSDescription, Image
setulosa Harv. var. rubra (N.E. Br.) HowleyN
setulosa Harv. var. setulosa MSDescription, Image
swaziensis Schönland subsp. swaziensis var. swaziensis T,MS,MDescription, Image
swaziensis Schönland subsp. swaziensis var. guruensis R. Fern.Z
vaginata Eckl. & Zeyh.N,T,MSDescription, Image
zombensis Baker f.[NrEnd]Z

Other sources of information about Crassula:

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Flora of Botswana: Crassula
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Crassula
Flora of Malawi: Crassula
Flora of Zambia: Crassula
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crassula
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Crassula

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Crassula.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=645, retrieved 20 June 2024

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