African Plant Database

Crassula ovata (Mill.) Druce
Information on the genus : Crassula
Basionym : Cotyledon ovata Mill.
Status for NA : accepted (introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cotyledon ovata Mill.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Crassula arborescens auct.
=Crassula argentea Thunb.
=Crassula portulacea Lam. (1786)
=Crassula articulata Zuccagni
=Crassula lucens Gram
=Crassula nitida Schönland
=*Crassula obliqua Sol.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Large, much-branched shrub, 60-300 cm or more high; stem to flower unknown.
Ecology : Open forest, on sandy-clayey grey soil. S. Africa (Transvaal, Natal, Cape).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Geophyte- Ht 1 - 2.5 m. Alt: 50 - 1800 m. Distribution: EC, KN

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 4: t.156 (1924).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Borges P.A.V., C. Abreu & al. (2008). A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos. Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira and Universidade dos Açores

Bibliography other :
  • Rep. Bot. Exch. Club Soc. Brit. Isles 1916: 617 (1917)
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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