Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description

Annual or perennial succulent herbs, subshrubs or shrubs with succulent leaves. Leaves opposite, usually decussate, the lowest usually rosulate, free or ± connate in a sheath, usually simple, undivided and entire. Flowers usually 5-merous, usually small, not showy, in cymes which are arranged in axillary clusters, thyrses, corymb-like inflorescences or with 1(-2) flowers in the leaf axils. Sepals free or connate at base. Corolla usually white, sometimes turning brown when dry; petals connate at base into a tube. Stamens as many as petals. Carpels free or connate at base.
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Distribution

Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Crassula L.:
Argentina (South America)
Brazil (South America)
Canada (North America)
Chile (South America)
Colombia (South America)
Costa Rica (Mesoamerica)
Guatemala (Mesoamerica)
Paraguay (South America)
Uruguay (South America)
United States (North America)
Venezuela (South America)
Caribbean (Caribbean)

Note: This information is based on publications available through Tropicos and may not represent the entire distribution. Tropicos does not categorize distributions as native or non-native.
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Ecology

Associations

Foodplant / open feeder
subterranean larva of Otiorhynchus sulcatus grazes on root of Crassula

Foodplant / feeds on
Phytonemus pallidus feeds on live Crassula

Foodplant / sap sucker
Pseudococcus sucks sap of live green part of Crassula

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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:84Public Records:34
Specimens with Sequences:71Public Species:26
Specimens with Barcodes:69Public BINs:0
Species:48         
Species With Barcodes:38         
          
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Barcode data

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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Crassula

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Wikipedia

Crassula

Crassula is a large genus of succulent plants containing many species, including the popular jade plant, Crassula ovata. They are native to many parts of the globe, but cultivated varieties are almost exclusively from the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Crassulas are usually propagated by stem or leaf cuttings. Most cultivated forms will tolerate some small degree of frost, but extremes of cold or heat will cause them to lose foliage and die.

Selected species[edit]

Notable cultivars[edit]

  • Crassula 'Buddha's Temple'
  • Crassula 'Coralita'
  • Crassula 'Dorothy'
  • Crassula 'Fallwood'
  • Crassula 'Ivory Pagoda'
  • Crassula 'Justus Corderoy'
  • Crassula 'Morgan's Beauty'
  • Crassula 'Tom Thumb'

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bussmann, R. W., et al. (2006). Plant use of the Maasai of Sekenani Valley, Maasai Mara, Kenya. J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2 22.
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