1. Family: Crassulaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Crassula L.
      1. Crassula alticola R.Fern.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Zimbabwe to W. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Crassulaceae, R. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Habit
    A perennial herb.
    Stem
    Stem up to 35 cm. long, prostrate or ascending, rooting at the lower nodes, simple or loosely branched above, sometimes with very short axillary branchlets, 4-gonous, glabrous towards the base, papillose-hairy in two opposite rows upwards; nodes usually distant.
    Leaves
    Leaves (1)1·5-3·7(5·0) cm. long, (with the petioles sometimes missing) and (0·7)1·2-1·8(2·0) cm. broad, elliptic to broadly elliptic or rhombic, shortly tapering below the middle into a very short petiole or petiolar flat base, slightly connate, glabrous except for a tuft of hyaline papillose hairs inserted on the middle of the margin of the sheath, dark green and brown-lineolate on drying, flat, spreading or reflexed.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous in dense to loose corymb-like cymes at the end of the stem and branches, with the main axis and secondary inflorescence- branches papillose-pilose along two opposite sides, the other branches papillose all around; pedicels filiform, papillose (papillae short, obtuse), those of dichotomies up to 15 mm. long, the others shorter, not or slightly dilatate upwards.
    Calyx
    Sepals 2-3(3·5) x 0·5-0·75 mm., usually less than half as long as corolla or sometimes up to 2/3 as long, oblong or linear, nearly acute or obtuse and slightly thickened-subtrigonous at the apex, slightly connate at the base, glabrous, not or narrowly hyaline-margined.
    Corolla
    Corolla 4-5·5 mm. long, white; petals 1-1·25 mm. broad, oblong-lanceolate, acute, nearly free.
    Stamens
    Filaments 3-3·25 mm. long; anthers c. 0·6 mm. long, purple.
    Fruits
    Follicles (with styles) 3-4 mm. long, usually contracted into the 1·25-1·5 mm. long styles.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 0·5 mm. long, oblong-ellipsoid, minutely spinulose-tuberculate.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Crassula alticola R.Fern. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2.A, 52: 182 (1978)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0