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.

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
expansa Dryand. subsp. fragilis (Baker) Tölken var. fragilis SSDescription, Image
rhodesica (Merxm.) Wickens & M. BywaterSS
schimperi Fisch. & C.A. Mey. subsp. schimperi NN
vaginata Eckl. & Zeyh.N,W,C,ENw,N,Mc,CDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Crassula:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Crassula
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Crassula
Flora of Malawi: Crassula
Flora of Mozambique: 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
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Crassula.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=645, retrieved 15 April 2024

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