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Crassula multicava Lem.
Family Crassulaceae
Crassula multicava Lem. APNI*

Description: Decumbent perennial with stems to 40 cm long, little branched.

Leaves obovate to broad-elliptic, usually 20–50 mm long, 15–40 mm wide, apex obtuse or emarginate, margins entire, often yellowish; petiole 5–25 mm long.

Inflorescences thyrsoid, pedicels 3–8 mm long in fruit. Flowers 4-merous. Calyx lobes 1–2 mm long. Corolla cream and tinged with red, lobes 3–4 mm long. Carpel scales transversely oblong.

Follicles dehiscing by an apical pore; seeds 12–20, but usually not formed.


Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized around Sydney Harbour on disturbed bushland margins. Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *CC
Other Australian states: *S.A.
AVH map***

Text by J. Everett & E. H. Norris
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


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