Crassula setulosa Harv.
var. setulosa

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Crassula setulosa var. setulosa

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15 km south of Cashel, growing with C. swaziensis.

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Status: Native
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.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Eswatini, Lesotho and South Africa.
Malawi distribution: C,S
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 17. as Crassula setulosa setulosa forma latipetala

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 179.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 136. as forma latipetala

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 38. as forma latipetala

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Crassula setulosa
African Plant Database: Crassula setulosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Crassula setulosa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crassula setulosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Crassula setulosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Crassula setulosa
Plants of the World Online: Crassula setulosa
Tropicos: Crassula setulosa
Wikipedia: Crassula setulosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Crassula setulosa var. setulosa., retrieved 16 July 2024

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