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Crassula colorata

Citation: Ostenf., Dansk bot. Ark. 2, 8:46 (1918).

Synonymy: Tillaea colorata Nees in Lehm., Pl. Preiss. 1:277 (1844-5).

Common name: Dense crassula, dense stonecrop.

Annual with usually erect stems to 15 cm long, little branched and mainly from the base; leaves lanceolate, 2-6 x 1.5-4 mm, obtuse or rarely acute, slightly but abruptly constricted towards the base, flat to slightly convex above, more or less convex below, green to reddish-brown.

Inflorescence 1 sometimes several thyrses, rarely panicles, with sessile dichasia in the axils of leaf-like bracts; usually absent or rarely up to 1 mm long when fruiting, flowers 5-merous; calyx lobes triangular to lanceolate, 1-2.5 mm long, acuminate, fleshy, green to red; corolla cup-shaped, pale-yellow to red; lobes lanceolate, 1-2 mm long, acuminate to cuspidate, often slightly folded along the middle, spreading; nectary scales linear, rounded, slightly constricted downwards, slightly fleshy, pale-yellow; ovaries pyriform to almost cylindrical and gradually constricted into slender styles, with 2 ovules.

Follicles erect, smooth to tuberculate, releasing seeds when broken off by a basal circumscissal split.

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 340.

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: No flowering time is available

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