1. Family: Crassulaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Crassula L.
      1. Crassula sarmentosa Harv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. & S. Cape Prov. to KwaZulu-Natal.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A sarmentose everywhere glabrous perennial.
    Stem
    Stem up to 1 m. or more long, trailing or climbing, simple or loosely branched, terete, reddish or with elongate whitish spots, leafless towards the base, sparsely leafy upwards; internodes up to 10 cm. long, longer to subequalling the leaves.
    Leaves
    Leaves 2-4·5(6) x 1·2-2·5(3·5) cm., ovate to elliptic, acute to acuminate at the apex, serrate at the margin with the teeth narrowly white-cartilaginous, the lower-ones petiolate, the uppermost subsessile and with axillary fascicles of minute leaves, flat, slightly fleshy, shining, green, sometimes tinged with red mainly the teeth, spreading; petiole usually not longer than 4 mm. somewhat thick, slightly connate at the base with the opposite one.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous in terminal lax to ± dense paniculate inflorescences; peduncle terete, red; bracts lanceolate-linear, acute; pedicels 4-6 mm. long.
    Buds
    Floral buds fusiform.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1·75-2·5 mm. high, equalling 1/3-1/4 the length of the corolla; sepals c. 0·5 mm. wide at the base, lanceolate-linear, acute or obtusiuscule, entire, narrowly hyaline-margined, convex on the back, red or green.
    Corolla
    Corolla (4) 6-8 mm. long white or ± tinged with red; petals c. 1·5 mm. wide, lanceolate, ± attenuate towards the ± acute apex, smooth, not dorsally mucronate below the apex, spreading, connate for c. 0·5 mm. at the base.
    Stamens
    Stamens with filaments 1·25-4·5 mm. long and suborbicular or lanceolate anthers 0·5-0·75 mm. long, at level of 1/3-1/2 of the corolla.
    Fruits
    Follicles c. 3 mm. long, very attenuate into the styles; styles 1·5-2·5 mm. long; stigmas at level of 3/4 of corolla length.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal

    Introduced into:

    New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Zimbabwe

    Crassula sarmentosa Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 2: 348 (1862)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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