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Crassula capitella Thunb.
Family : CRASSULACEAE
Information on the genus : Crassula
 
 
Status
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Crassula capitella Thunb. subsp. capitella
 Purgosea capitella (Thunb.) Sweet
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Sedum corybulosum (Link & Otto) Kuntze
=Crassula albanensis Schönland
=Crassula turrita var. latifolia Harv.
=*Crassula turrita auct.
=Crassula hemisphaerica var. recurva Schönland
=Crassula impressa (Haw.) D. Dietr.
=Globulea impressa Haw.
=Crassula paniculata (Haw.) D. Dietr.
=Globulea paniculata Haw.
=Crassula rufo-punctata Schönland (1913)
=Crassula spicata Thunb.
=Purgosea spicata (Thunb.) G. Don
=Crassula subbifaria Schönland (1929)
=Crassula thyrsiflora auct.
=Purgosea turrita var. alba Sweet
=Globulea impressa var. minor Haw.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Crassula capitella Thunb. subsp. capitella
Crassula capitella subsp. meyeri (Harv.) Toelken
Crassula capitella subsp. nodulosa (Schönland) Toelken
Crassula capitella subsp. sessilicymula (Mogg) Toelken
Crassula capitella subsp. thyrsiflora (Thunb.) Toelken
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Biennial or perennial succulent herb with tuberous root and petiole, 4-6 cm long; blade 2,5-3 ??2,8-3,2 cm; flowers white, 3 below, floriferous above, usually solitary.
Ecology : Grassland, bushveld in rocky places; to 2200 m alt. S. Africa (Transvaal, Orange Free State, Cape); Namibia; ? Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana. Very polymorphic species comprising 2 vars.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 14: 75-229 (1985).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
 
Map
carte afrique num 56174
 
Record n°56174
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