Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae: Saxifragales

Crassulaceae - Crassula family

Fernandes, R. (1983) Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1)

Description of the family

Annual, biennial or perennial herbs, subshrubs or shrubs, succulent. Stipules 0. Leaves opposite, whorled or alternate, usually simple, sometimes compound. Inflorescence consisting of axillary or terminal cymes grouped in corymbs or panicles, less often a raceme or spike or composed of solitary flowers. Flowers usually bisexual, actinomorphic, (3-)4-5(-6)-merous. Sepals free or ± united at the base. Petals as many as sepals. Stamens as many or twice as many as petals. Ovary superior; carpels free or united up to the middle. Fruit a follicle. Seeds usually minute. Nectariferous scales usually present, small, one at base of each carpel.

Worldwide: 33 genera and 1100 species, ± cosmopolitan, especially common in South Africa, few in Australia and the western Pacific.

Malawi: 2 genera and 21 taxa.

No image yet

Links to genera:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this family

GenusContent
Crassula L.Description
Kalanchoe Adans.Description

Other sources of information about Crassulaceae:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Crassulaceae
Flora of Caprivi: Crassulaceae
Flora of Malawi: cultivated Crassulaceae
Flora of Mozambique: Crassulaceae
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Crassulaceae
Flora of Zambia: Crassulaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crassulaceae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Crassulaceae

External websites:

GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Crassulaceae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Family page: Crassulaceae.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=64, retrieved 24 November 2017

Site software last modified: 26 December 2016 9:13pm
Terms of use