African Plant Database

Crassula vaginata Eckl. & Zeyh.
Protologue : Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral. 2 298 (1837) 
Information on the genus : Crassula
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Sedum vaginatum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kuntze
 Crassula vaginata Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. vaginata
 Crassula abyssinica var. vaginata (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Engl.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Crassula sulphurea Kunze (1843)
=Crassula crassiflora (Kuntze) K. Schum.
=Sedum crassiflorum Kuntze (1898)
=Sedum flavum var. lanceolatum Kuntze
=Sedum flavum var. retroflexifolium Kuntze
=Sedum flavum var. subulatum Kuntze
=Crassula drakensbergensis Schönland
=Crassula spectabilis Schönland (1913)
=Crassula ciliata var. acutifolia E. Mey. ex Drège
=Crassula retrorsa Hutch.
=Crassula vaginata var. hispida Keissl.
=Crassula vaginata var. laxa Keissl.
=Crassula vaginata var. parviflora Keissl.
=*Crassula abyssinica auct.
=*Crassula alba auct.
=Crassula schweinfurthii De Wild.
Taxon infra-specific
Crassula vaginata subsp. minuta Toelken
Crassula vaginata Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. vaginata
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent perennial, to 90 cm high forming clumps to about 90 base from a woody rootstock; stems ±erect. Similar to C. alba.
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Ecology : Open grassland or among rocks on mountain slopes; seasonally wet N-facing rockface in forest (Cameroon); clearings in montane forest; Zairean hyperaccumulator of cobalt: 1405 µg/g dry weight; (-1500-)2000-4500 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 14: (1985).
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