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Common name: Swamp Stonecrop
Crassula helmsii (Kirk) Cockayne APNI*
Description: Decumbent or ascending annual with stems to 30 cm long when rooting at the nodes or floating in water, or to 12 cm long if ascending.
Leaves narrow-lanceolate, 2–12 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, often brown; sessile.
Flowers solitary, terminal but appearing axillary; pedicels 4–7 mm long in fruit. Flowers 4-merous. Calyx lobes 0.6–1 mm long. Corolla white, lobes 1.6–2 mm long. Carpel scales cuneate.
Follicles dehiscing by an apical pore or a longitudinal slit; seeds 4–10.
Distribution and occurrence: In or around permanently wet areas.
NSW subdivisions: CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, SWS, SWP
Other Australian states: Vic. Tas. W.A. S.A.
Text by J. Everett & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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