Crassula setulosa var. setulosa forma setulosa

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Botanical name

Crassula setulosa var. setulosa forma setulosa

Other names

 

 

Crassulaceae

Dimensions

Very small succulent with opposite leaves

Description of stem

Only visible in mature stage when one or more stems have grown; succulent, straight

Description of leaves

Fleshy, sessile, ovate, opposite, slightly recurving; green with semi-randomly spread maroon dots, often pinkish towards the apex in older leaves; edge entire with a row of dots and a row of minute whitish stubble-like protuberances resembling millipede legs along the leaf edges

Description of flowers

Dense terminal panicles of conspicuous flowers, white corolla on a five segmented green calyx, dark anthers

Description of seed/fruit

 

Description of roots

 

Variation

 

Propagation and Cultivation

 

Tolerances

Survives on barren, rocky surfaces in minimal soil whilst also coping with phases of  rainy inundation

Uses

 

Ecological rarity

 

Pests and diseases

 

Other

 

Location

Rocky crevices and outcrops in shallow pockets of soil

Distribution

Magaliesberg, Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga; KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape

Country

South Africa

 


Crassula compacta in Magaliesberg; Photographed by Jack Latti

Crassula compacta, young with lichen; Photographed by Jack Latti

Category: Succulents
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