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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda, S. Africa.

[FTEA]

Crassulaceae, G.E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Perennial glabrous aquatic herb; stem little branched, up to 15(–30) cm. long, soft and fleshy, ribbed and angular when dry, rooting at the lower nodes.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile, lanceolate to broadly lanceolate, 0.7–1(–2) cm. long, 0.15–0.2(–0.5) cm. broad, apex obtuse or bluntly acute, base of opposite leaves shortly united to form a sheath 0.5(–1.5) mm. high.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4-merous, axillary, 3–10(–14) per axil; pedicels 2(–3) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes bluntly-triangular, (0.3–)0.7 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong-obovate, 1.5(–2.5) mm. long, 0.7 mm. wide, obtuse, white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments (0.6–)1 mm. long; anther subglobose, ± 0.1 mm. high.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales linear-cuneate, 0.4–0.6 mm. long, ± 0.2 mm. wide, truncate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels oblong-obovate, 0.8 mm. long, 0.4 mm. wide, truncate with short lateral style.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 1 per carpel, oblong, 0.4 mm. long, minutely papillate.
Habitat
Aquatic, among rocks; 2250 m.
Distribution
U3

Native to:

Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces, Uganda

Crassula inanis Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. Pl. Cap.: 54 (1794)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Tölken in Contrib. Bolus Herb. 8: 92 (1977).
  • Thunb., Prodr.: 54 (1794).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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