Crassula peduncularis (Sm.) F.Meigen APNI*
Synonyms: Crassula purpurata (Hook.f.) Domin APNI*
Description: Decumbent annual with stems to 6 cm long, much branched.
Leaves narrow-lanceolate to linear, mostly 3–5 mm long, 0.5–1 mm wide, often red, apex mucronate or acuminate; sessile.
Flowers solitary and terminal but appearing axillary; pedicels 3–8 mm long in fruit. Flowers 4-merous. Calyx lobes 0.7–1 mm long. Corolla white or tinged red, spreading lobes c. 1.4 mm long. Carpel scales oblong.
Follicles splitting longitudinally; seeds 10–14.
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in rarely flooded but marshy areas.
NSW subdivisions: CC, NT, ST, NWS, SWS, SWP, SFWP
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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