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Family: Crassulaceae
Crassula pedicellosa

Citation: Ostenf., Dansk bot. Ark. 2, 8:42 (1918).

Synonymy: Tillaea macrantha Hook. f. var. pedicellosa F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 11:118 (1881); T. pedicellosa (F. Muell.)F. Muell., Second Cens. 1:84 (1889).

Common name: Stalked crassula.

Annuals with erect branches to 10 cm long, usually little branched; leaves oblanceolate to elliptic, 4-12 X 2-4 mm, obtuse, rarely acute, flat or slightly convex above and usually somewhat convex below, green to deep-red.

Inflorescence a condensed thyrse, rarely several, usually with 2 or 3 dichasia sessile or almost so; pedicels to 30 mm long when fruiting; flowers 5-merous; calyx lobes lanceolate, 1.5-2 mm long, acute and covered with blister-like papillae especially towards the apex, fleshy, green to red; corolla cup-shaped, white to cream; lobes oblong-lanceolate, 1.8-2 mm long, acute, spreading; nectary scales usually T-shaped, usually truncate to slightly rounded, somewhat fleshy towards the apex, pale-yellow to white; ovaries almost cylindrical and gradually constricted into a distinct style, with 18-22 ovules.

Follicles erect, smooth, releasing seeds through apical pores.

image of FSA1_Crassula_pedi.jpg Crassula pedicellosa
Image source: fig 227e in Jessop J.P. & Toelken H.R. (Ed.) 1986. Flora of South Australia (4th edn).

Published illustration: Cunningham et al. (1982) Plants of western New South Wales, p. 341 as C. purpurata.

Distribution:  S.Aust.: EP, NL, YP, SL, KI, SE. Restricted to moist temperate Australia. Found usually on sandy soils on lower slopes or on plains.

  W.Aust.; Vic.; Tas. (northern section).

Conservation status: native

Flowering time: Aug. — Oct.

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