Crassula namaquensis subsp. comptonii is a dwarf leaf-succulent of the western Karoo, reaching heights of about 20 cm. This plant was found flowering in September west of Nieuwoudtville.
It grows dense clusters of club-shaped leaves, covered in short white hairs. Flowers are presented in rounded clusters on fleshy, pink peduncles well above the leaves. The flower has greenish, hairy sepals and five yellow petals. It does not appear as if pedicels can be anything but tiny, if present.
There are two more subspecies, viz. C. namaquensis subsp. namaquensis of the Port Nolloth area with “insignificant whitish-green flowers, unlikely to attract average attention” (Eliovson, 1990) and subsp. lutea that presumably also has yellow flowers (Smith, et al, 1997; Bond and Goldblatt, 1984).
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