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.

Malawi: 12 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alba Forssk. var. alba Description, Image
alsinoides (Hook. f.) Engl.N,SDescription, Image
globularioides BrittenN?,C,SImage
granvikii Mildbr.N
lanceolata (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Endl. ex Walp. subsp. denticulata (Brenan) Toelken[End]N,SDescription, Image
lanceolata (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Endl. ex Walp. subsp. lanceolata C,S
sarcocaulis Eckl.& Zeyh. subsp. rupicola Tolken var. mlanjiana R. Fern.[End]S
setulosa Harv. var. setulosa C,SDescription, Image
swaziensis Schönland subsp. brachycarpa R. Fern.SDescription
swaziensis Schönland subsp. swaziensis var. swaziensis N,CDescription, Image
vaginata Eckl. & Zeyh.N,C,SDescription, Image
zombensis Baker f.S

Other sources of information about Crassula:

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Flora of Botswana: Crassula
Flora of Mozambique: Crassula
Flora of Zambia: Crassula
Flora of Zimbabwe: Crassula
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Crassula

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Crassula
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Crassula
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Crassula
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crassula
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crassula

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Crassula.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=645, retrieved 10 July 2020

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