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Crassula colorata (Nees) Ostenf.
Family Crassulaceae
Crassula colorata (Nees) Ostenf. APNI*

Description: Erect annual with stems to 15 cm high, scarcely branched.

Leaves lanceolate, mostly 2–5 mm long, 1.5–3 mm wide, abruptly constricted towards base, flat to concave, often red-brown; sessile.

Inflorescences spike-like thyrsoids or panicles; pedicels ± absent. Flowers mainly 5-merous. Calyx lobes 1–2.5 mm long. Corolla pale yellow to red, lobes 1–2 mm long. Carpel scales oblong.

Follicles dehiscing by a basal split; seeds 2.


Distribution and occurrence: Grows mainly in western areas, in sheltered temporarily wet areas.
NSW subdivisions: NT, NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP, NFWP, SFWP
Other Australian states: S.A. W.A.
AVH map***

Text by J. Everett & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept:

Taxa not yet included in identification key
Crassula colorata var. acuminata,    Crassula colorata var. colorata


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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