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Crassula decumbens Thunb.
Family Crassulaceae
Crassula decumbens Thunb. APNI*

Description: Erect or decumbent annual with stems 3–10 cm long, much-branched.

Leaves ± narrow-lanceolate, mostly 3–8 mm long, 1–2 mm wide, often red-brown; sessile.

Inflorescences elongate, thyrsoid; pedicels to 8 mm long in fruit. Flowers mainly 5-merous. Calyx lobes 1.5–2.5 mm long. Corolla white to cream, lobes 1.5–2 mm long. Carpel scales cuneate to T-shaped.

Follicles dehiscing by an apical pore; seeds 4–12.


Distribution and occurrence: Usually grows in moist places.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. S.A. W.A.
AVH map***

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

N.S.W. occurrences are: var. decumbens

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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