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CRASSULARIA  Hamet, 1929

Synonyms :

Crassularia sediformis  Hochstetter ms. (s.a.) (nom. invalid., Art. 32.1c)

Crassula sediformis  Schweinfurt (1867) / Sedum sediforme  (Schweinfurt) Hamet (1912) (nom. illeg., Art. 53.1).

Type : Schimper 126, Ethiopia.

Distribution : E Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania).

                                                     

Description (by 't Hart & Bleij in IHSP 2003) :

Slender decumbent glabrous annuals with simple or branched stems to 5 (-10) cm tall.

Leaves alternate (lower leaves opposite), sessile, tightly clustered, obovate, 4 - 5 x 2 - 2.5 mm, obtuse, semiterete, blue-green or red.

Inflorescences few-flowered cymes, pedicels 2 - 2.5 mm.

Flowers- 4- or 5-merous with 8 or 10 (rarely 5) stamens, sepals broadly sessile, basally connate, free tips triangular to semi-orbicular, obtuse, 0.6 - 0.7 mm, petals free, broadly ovate, 2 x 1.5 - 1.8 mm, obtuse, white, pink or purplish.

 




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