Common name: Australian Stonecrop
Crassula sieberiana (Schult. & Schult.f.) Druce APNI*
Synonyms: Crassula sieberiana subsp. rubinea Toelken APNI*
Crassula sieberiana (Schult. & Schult.f.) Druce subsp. sieberiana APNI*
Description: Erect or decumbent perennial or annual with stems to 20 cm long, branched, basal branches wiry-woody, not articulated.
Leaves narrow-lanceolate, 4–10 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, often grey-brown, rarely reddish; sessile.
Inflorescence a spike-like thyrsoid or panicle, pedicels 1–10 mm long in fruit. Flowers mainly 4-merous. Calyx lobes 1.5–3 mm long. Corolla pale yellow to red, lobes 1–2 mm long. Carpel scales narrow-cuneate to T-shaped.
Follicles dehiscing by an apical pore or a longitudinal slit; seeds 2.
Distribution and occurrence:
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, ST, NWS, CWS, SWS, NWP, SWP, NFWP, SFWP, LHI
Other Australian states: Qld Vic. Tas. S.A. W.A.
Some botanists distinguish several subspecies; however, they are not recognized here.
Text by J. Everett & E. H. Norris
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