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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A perennial herb (or undershrub?).
    Branches
    Main branches up to 23 cm. long and ± 2·5 mm. in diam., flexuose, herbaceous or slightly woody towards the base, the others shorter, more slender, ascending, all fleshy, terete, nearly of an equal diameter from base to top, foliate lengthwise, dark reddish, densely hispid by spreading or slightly retrorse whitish short hairs, ending in a peduncle; nodes not dilatate; internodes 0·4-2cm. long, the uppermost the shortest.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1·2-2·2 x 0·25-0·9 cm., oblong to elliptic, obtuse at apex, entire and not ciliate at margin, not contracted, sessile and slightly connate at the base, spreading or erect-spreading, seeming to have been flat in living state, neither very thin (but not membranous) nor rigid on drying, with an indumentum on both faces as that of the branches and on account of this greyish or whitish.
    Flowers
    Flowers 5-merous, sessile or very shortly pedicellate, in condensate small cymes, forming 3-furcate, up to 2·8 cm. in diam. corymbs at the end of the main branches, or only a cyme at the end of the branchlets; peduncles 4-5·8 cm. long, slender, densely hispid, with 2-3 pairs of small (up to 0·5 cm. long), oblong, hispid bracts; pedicels absent or up to 0·5 mm. long, thick.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1·6-2 mm. long, equalling to slightly longer than the half of the corolla; sepals ovate to triangular, obtuse or nearly so, connate at base for ± 0·75 mm., hispid outside, ciliate at the margin.
    Corolla
    Corolla 3-3·25 mm. long, campanulate, white; petals oblong or obovate-oblong, obtuse or rounded at the apex, erect below, reflexed or spreading upwards, minutely scabrid-papillose on the outside at the upper i and with a small mucro just below the apex.
    Stamens
    Filaments 1-1·25 mm. long; anthers 0·4-0·6 mm., suborbicular, purple.
    Fruits
    Follicles c. 1-5 mm., not or shortly attenuate; stigmas subterminal, nearly sessile.
    Scales
    Scales c. 0·5 mm. long, cuneate, truncate or slightly emarginate at the apex.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

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

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2.A, 55: 95 (1982)

    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.

    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