Crassula sarmentosa Harv. APNI*
Description: Prostrate perennial with stems to 80 cm long, scarcely branched.
Leaves ovate, mostly 20–35 mm long, usually 15–20 mm wide, often tinged red on the margin; sessile or petiole to 3 mm long.
Inflorescence a terminal, leafless thyrsoid, with branches and pedicels spreading at right angles; pedicels 1–3 mm long. Flowers 5-merous. Calyx lobes 1–3 mm long. Corolla white or tinged with red, star-shaped with spreading acute to acuminate lobes 4–8 mm long. Carpel scales truncate or slightly notched.
Follicles dehiscing by an apical pore; seeds 12–16.
Distribution and occurrence: Naturalised on sandy soil in sclerophyll forest, not common. Native of S Afr.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC
Text by J. Everett & E. H. Norris
|N.S.W. occurrences are: var. sarmentosa|
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