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PERFOLIATA var. MINOR  (Haworth) G.D. Rowley, 1978   (engl./ fr.)

Synonyms :

Larochea falcata var. minor  Haworth (1821 / Rochea falcata var. minor  (Haworth) DC (1828)

Crassula falcata  J.C.Wendland (1798) / Larochea falcata  (J.C.Wendland) Persoon (1805) / Rochea falcata  (J.C.Wendland) DC (1828) / Crassula perfoliata var. falcata  (J.D.Wendland) Tölken (1975)

Crassula retroflexa  Meerburgh (1798)

Crassula falx  L.Lindinger  (1936)

 

Distribution : SA (Eastern Cape); Valley Bushveld in dry river valleys.

 

 

Differs from var. perfoliata :

 

Leaves distinctly falcate, usually glaucous.

 

Flowers : Corolla 7 mm long, red, pink or rarely white.

 

Flowering time : Mid-summer.

Cytology : 2n = 14

 

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Synonymes :

Larochea falcata var. minor  Haworth (1821 / Rochea falcata var. minor  (Haworth) DC (1828)

Crassula falcata  J.C.Wendland (1798) / Larochea falcata  (J.C.Wendland) Persoon (1805) / Rochea falcata  (J.C.Wendland) DC (1828) / Crassula perfoliata var. falcata  (J.D.Wendland) Tölken (1975)

Crassula retroflexa  Meerburgh (1798)

Crassula falx  L.Lindinger  (1936)

 

Distribution : Afrique du Sud (Cap-Oriental) ; vallées de rivières asséchées du bushveld (maquis).

 

 

Différences par rapport à la var. perfoliata :

 

Feuilles nettement en forme de faux, habituellement glauques.

 

Fleurs : Corolle de 7 mm de long, rouge, rose ou rarement blanche.

 

Période de floraison : Milieu d'été.

Cytologie : 2n = 14


In habitat - Cockscomb mountains :





Photos Jacquie Koutsoudis


Growing with C. perforata on Gamtoos cliffs :



Photo Mike Green



In habitat on Willowmore Farm.


In cultivation  - a green form :



Difference in flower colour - grey leaved forms are a duller red :




A rather rare colour :



A form with pink flowers :
(Ferox Nursery; De Wildt; SA)




Photos Jacquie Koutsoudis


Photo Paul Neut


Photo Werner Niemeier



Photo Joylene Sutherland


Photo Etwin Aslander




The variegated form :




At RBG Melbourne :



A green form amidst the common greyish plants :





Photos Noelene Tomlinson


A specially colourful form cultivated in the south of Italy :



Photo Corrado Coccorese




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