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DENTATA   Thunberg, 1794

Synonyms :

Purgosea dentata  (Thunberg) G.Don (1834) / Septas dentata  (Thunberg) P.V.Heath (1993)

Crassula minima  Thunberg (1794) / Purgosea minima  (Thunberg) G.Don (1834)

Petrogeton patens  Ecklon & Zeyher (1837) / Crassula patens  (Ecklon & Zeyher) Endlicher ex Walpers (1843)

Petrogeton typicum  Ecklon & Zeyher (1837)

Petrogeton typicum var. minus  Ecklon & Zeyher (1837)

Crassula petrogeton  Endlicher ex Walpers (1843)

Crassula dentata var. minor  Harvey (1862)

Crassula marlothii  Schönland (1897)

Crassula dielsii  Schönland (1904)

Section Petrogeton

Distribution : SA (Northern Cape, Western Cape), mountains, shade of rocks.

 

Description (according to E. van Jaarsveld in IHSP, 2003) :

Geophytes with erect unbranched stems to 20 cm.

Tuber globose with fibrous adventitious roots.

Leaves in more than 3 pairs, basal leaves in whorls of 4, spatulate with petioles to 7 cm, upper leaves 3 - 20 x 3 - 25 mm, opposite, obovate to elliptic ovate to orbicular, margin entire to dentate, surface glabrous, rarely hairy, green, base cuneate, tip rounded to subacute.

Inflorescences terminal and axillary, peduncle absent.

Flowers : Sepals triangular-lanceolate, to 1.5 mm, acute to obtuse, corolla stellate, to 8 mm across, white to cream, petals lanceolate, to 3.5 mm, tips spreading, anthers yellow.

Flowering time : Spring to mid-summer.




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