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Crassula tecta

Crassula tecta with old inflorescence
Common names: lizard skin crassula (Eng.); akkedisvel (Afr.)
Family: Crassulaceae

... is somewhat more succulent than other members of the genus Crassula. It adopts a curious survival strategy by camouflaging itself with a ... but also makes it somewhat unpalatable to animals. Crassula tecta is a perennial succulent, branching from the base, forming a ...

17 / 06 / 2013 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula streyi

Crassula streyi
Common names: Pondo cliff crassula (Eng.); pondo-plakkie (Afr.)
Family: Crassulaceae

...   At first this plant was thought to be a form of Crassula multicava, but in fact differs from it in several ways, the main one ... leaf surfaces only occur along the margins of the leaves in Crassula streyi and are not scattered on the surfaces. The broadly elliptic ...

03 / 02 / 2003 | Siyabulela Nonjinge | Kwazulu-Natal NBG
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Crassula spathulata

Close up of flowers
Common names: spatula-leaf crassula (Eng.); uguwe (isiXhosa)
Family: Crassulaceae

... Garden March 2014       Crassula spathulata is a drought tolerant, semi-hardy evergreen groundcover. ... from the plant throughout the year. Crassula spathulata usually occurs on rocky outcrops along forest margins. ...

03 / 03 / 2014 | Kuphumla Zenze | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula socialis

Crassula socialis
Common names: kommadagga crassula (Eng.); aanteelplakkie (Afr.)
Family: Crassulaceae

... Garden February 2012   Crassula socialis is a small succulent perennial, up to 60 mm high when in ... which are usually south- or south-east facing. Crassula socialis is insect-pollinated. After pollination the fruits develop. ...

06 / 02 / 2012 | James Deacon | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula setulosa

Crassula setulosa
Common names: None (proposed name – hairy-cushion Crassula)
Family: Crassulaceae

... Botanical Garden April 2011   Crassula setulosa grows naturally as a dense mat, forming a convex cushion ... and includes sandstone, granite, shale and basalt. Crassula Crassulas are amongst the easiest plants to cultivate and this ...

11 / 04 / 2011 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula sericea var. sericea

Crassula sericea var. sericea growing in its shady cliff face habitat on the Rosyntjiesberg, Richtersveld (Northern Cape)
Common names: kransplakkie
Family: Crassulaceae

... Its stamens have brownish anthers (pollen bearing part). Crassula sericea var. sericea flowers mainly during Winter (May-August). Crassula sericea var. sericea is found in the lower Gariep (Orange River) ...

10 / 08 / 2009 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula sarcocaulis

Crassula sarcocaulis (Nick Helme)
Common names: bonsai crassula (Eng.); serelilenyane (S.Sotho); umadinsane (isiZulu)
Family: Crassulaceae

... National Botanical Garden December 2015 Crassula sarcocaulis is a small, evergreen, succulent sub-shrub, ... summer to autumn to winter (January to June). Crassula sarcocaulis has two recognised subspecies: subsp. sarcocaulis ... in late summer to autumn (January–April). Crassula sarcocaulis is native to the eastern part of South Africa and ...

14 / 12 / 2015 | Samuel Lekhetho | Free State NBG
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Crassula rupestris

Red leaves in summer
Common names: kebab bush, concertina plant (Eng.); sosatiebossie, sosaties, bergkraaltjies, konsertinabossie (Afr.)
Family: Crassulaceae

... more than sixty years in their natural habitat. Crassula rupestris occurs in southern Namibia, the Richtersveld, Namaqualand ... being able to survive temperatures of - 4°C. Crassula rupestris is pollinated by bees, bumble bees and sometimes even ...

02 / 05 / 2005 | Ian Oliver | Karoo Desert NBG
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Crassula rubricaulis

Crassula rubricaulis flowers
Common names: red-stem crassula (Eng.); rooistingelplakkie (Afr.)
Family: Crassulaceae

... Botanical Garden Feburary 2010   Crassula rubricaulis is a much-branched perennial shrublet 300-500 mm tall, ... older flowers an interesting red-and-white-striped effect. Crassula rubricaulis flowers from midsummer until autumn (January to May). ...

01 / 02 / 2010 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula perfoliata var. minor

Crassula perfoliata var. minor in flower at Kirstenbosch NBG
Common names: sekelblaarplakkie (Afrikaans)
Family: Crassulaceae

... up to 7 mm long. The seeds are very small. Crassula perfoliata var. minor is confined to quartzitic sandstone ... H. viscosa, Cotyledon orbiculata , Crassula rupestris and Adromischus cristatus. Plants grow at an ...

24 / 11 / 2008 | Ernst van Jaarsveld | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula ovata

A mass of pink flowers
Common names: kerky bush, jade plant, pink joy (Eng.); beestebul, kerkij, kerky, plakkies (Afr.); t'karkai (Khoi); umxhalagube (X) (= Crassula argentea, C. portula
Family: Crassulaceae

... into small capsules, each holding many tiny seeds. Crassula ovata is very similar to Crassula arborescens . C. arborescens occurs only in the Little and ...

16 / 05 / 2005 | Christien Malan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula orbicularis

Crassula orbicularis leaves
Common names: stonecrop (Eng.); klipblom (Afr.); umadinsane (isiZulu)
Family: Crassulaceae

... National Botanical Garden December 2014 Crassula orbicularis is a succulent perennial, up to 0.25 m high when in ... generally has a life span of five years or more. Crassula orbicularis is widespread, occurring from Worcester in the Western ...

22 / 12 / 2014 | James Deacon | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula obovata var. dregeana

Crassula obovata var. dregeana
Common names: hairy crassula (Eng.); harige crassula (Afr.)
Family: Crassulaceae

... Pretoria National Botanical Garden January 2018 Crassula obovata var. dregeana is a decumbent-erect succulent, up to 300 ... is in autumn (from April to June). The genus Crassula has over 300 species, of which 150 are centered in South Africa. The ...

29 / 01 / 2018 | Marianne le Roux | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Crassula multicava

Crassula multicava
Common names: fairy crassula, pitted crassula (Eng.); feetjie crassula, skaduplakkie (Afr.); umadinsane (Zulu)
Family: Crassulaceae

... Werner Voigt Kirstenbosch NBG October 2005 Crassula multicava is a moderate to fast-growing, mat-forming, evergreen ... petite, charming little stars, hence the common name fairy crassula, and appear in masses above the attractive leaves. The leaves contain ...

10 / 10 / 2005 | Werner Voigt | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula mesembrianthemopsis

C. mesembrianthemopsis plants growing in quartzite soil
Common names: foam flower
Family: Crassulaceae

... perhaps longer if conditions are favourable. Crassula mesembrianthemopsis has seldom been seen in the wild and is known ... of leaf surface area exposed to the harsh elements. Crassula Despite crassulas being amongst the easiest plants to cultivate, ...

22 / 11 / 2010 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula fascicularis

Crassula fascicularis
Common names: fragrant crassula, sweet-scented crassula (Eng.); ruiksissie, klipblom, karnaatjieblom, keiserskroon (Afr.)
Family: Crassulaceae

... National Botanical Garden October 2015 Crassula fascicularis is an erect, succulent shrublet, 150–400 mm high, ... scented, the scent growing even stronger at dusk. Crassula fascicularis grows in fynbos on dry sandstone slopes, at 50 to 1 200 ...

19 / 10 / 2015 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula exilis

Crassula exilis
Common names: None recorded
Family: Crassulaceae

... Botanical Garden December 2010   Crassula exilis grows naturally as a dense mat, forming cushions usually in ... is varied and includes sandstones, granites and shales. Crassula Crassulas are amongst the easiest plants to cultivate and this ...

06 / 12 / 2010 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula deltoidea

Crassula deltoidea Tanqua Karoo form
Common names: None found
Family: Crassulaceae

... Adam Harrower Kirstenbosch July 2012   Crassula deltoidea is a perennial dwarf succulent that forms a dense low ... dust-like black seeds which are wind-dispersed. Crassula deltoidea is a fairly slow-growing relative to other crassula ...

09 / 07 / 2012 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula dejecta

Flower heads
Common names: doily crassula (Eng.); klipblom (Afr.)
Family: Crassulaceae

... Alice Notten Kirstenbosch NBG January 2008 Crassula dejecta is a neat, densely branched, upright perennial shrublet, 400 ... each holding many tiny seeds. The genus  Crassula  is one of the most diverse succulent genera, varying from tiny ...

14 / 01 / 2008 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Crassula cultrata

Crassula cultrata
Common names: bush plakkie, sharp-leaved crassula (Eng.); plakkiebos (Afr.)
Family: Crassulaceae

... National Botanical Garden February 2018 Crassula cultrata is a somewhat branched shrub, 300–800 mm tall, with ... flowers. Flowering is in midsummer (Dec. –Jan.). Crassula cultrata occurs from near Swellendam in the Western Cape, through ...

05 / 02 / 2018 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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