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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Crassula

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Order: Saxifragales > Family: Crassulaceae

About 300 species (including Africa, Europe, America, Australia, New Zealand) of which 160 are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Crassula acinaciformis


Crassula alba


Crassula alcicornis


Crassula alpestris

Crassula alstonii


Crassula alticola

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Crassula ammophila


Crassula aphylla


Crassula arborescens


Crassula atropurpurea

Crassula aurusbergensis


Crassula ausensis


Crassula badspoortense


Crassula barbata

Crassula barklyi


Crassula bergioides


Crassula biplanata


Crassula brachystachya


Crassula brevifolia

Crassula campestris


Crassula capensis

Crassula capitella

[= Crassula nodulosa]

Crassula ciliata


Crassula clavata


Crassula coccinea (Red crassula)

Endemic to the Western Cape where it is found on sandstone outcrops in fynbos, from the Cape Peninsula to about Mossel Bay.

Crassula columella


Crassula columnaris

Crassula compacta


Crassula congesta

Crassula corallina

Crassula cordata

Crassula cotyledonis


Crassula cremnophila


Crassula crenulata


Crassula cultrata


Crassula cymbiformis


Crassula cymosa


Crassula deceptor

Crassula decidua


Crassula decumbens


Crassula dejecta

Found on rocky outcrops in Namaqualand and the Western Cape.

Crassula deltoidea

Crassula dentata


Crassula dependens


Crassula depressa


Crassula dichotoma

Grows on sandy flats from Namaqualand to the Western Cape.

Crassula dodii


Crassula elatinoides


Crassula elegans

Crassula elsieae


Crassula ericoides


Crassula exilis


Crassula expansa

Crassula fallax


Crassula fascicularis

Crassula filiformis


Crassula flanaganii


Crassula flava


Crassula foveata


Crassula fusca


Crassula garibina


Crassula gemmifera


Crassula glomerata

Crassula grammanthoides


Crassula grisea


Crassula hemisphaerica


Crassula hirsuta


Crassula hirtipes


Crassula inandensis


Crassula inanis


Crassula intermedia


Crassula lactea


Crassula lanceolata

Crassula lanuginosa


Crassula lasiantha


Crassula latibracteata


Crassula leachii

Recorded from Mozambique.


Crassula luederitzii


Crassula macowaniana


Crassula maputensis


Crassula mesembrianthemopsis


Crassula mesembryanthoides


Crassula minuta


Crassula mollis


Crassula montana


Crassula multicava

Indigenous distribution includes Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape, where is is found in thicket and on forest margins. A common garden plant in South Africa.

Crassula multiceps


Crassula multiflora


Crassula muricata


Crassula muscosa

Crassula namaquensis


Crassula natalensis


Crassula natans

Crassula nemorosa


Crassula nudicaulis


Crassula numaisensis


Crassula oblanceolata


Crassula obovata


Crassula obtusa

Crassula orbicularis


Crassula ovata (Kerky bush)

Native to the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. A familiar component of thicket vegetation.

Crassula pageae


Crassula pallens


Crassula papillosa


Crassula peculiaris


Crassula pellucida

[= Crassula alsinoides]

See Flora of Zimbabwe, where it is listed as Crassula alsinoides.

Crassula peploides


Crassula perfoliata

[= Crassula heterotricha]

Crassula perforata

Crassula planifolia


Crassula plegmatoides


Crassula pruinosa


Crassula pseudohemisphaerica


Crassula pubescens


Crassula pustulata


Crassula pyramidalis


Crassula qoatlhambensis


Crassula rhodesica


Crassula rogersii


Crassula roggeveldii


Crassula rubricaulis

Crassula rudolfii


Crassula rupestris (Concertina plant, Sosaties)

Occurs on dry, rocky slopes from Namibia through to the Eastern Cape.

Crassula sarcocaulis

Crassula sarmentosa

Crassula saxifraga


Crassula scabra


Crassula sebaeoides


Crassula sediflora


Crassula sericea

Crassula setulosa

Crassula simulans


Crassula sladenii


Crassula smithii


Crassula socialis


Crassula southii


Crassula spathulata


Crassula streyi


Crassula strigosa


Crassula subacaulis


Crassula subaphylla


Crassula subulata


Crassula susannae

Crassula swaziensis

Crassula tabularis


Crassula tecta


Crassula tenuicaulis


Crassula tenuipedicellata


Crassula tetragona


Crassula thunbergiana


Crassula tomentosa


Crassula tuberella


Crassula umbella

Crassula umbellata


Crassula umbraticola


Crassula vaginata

Crassula vaillantii


Crassula vestita


Crassula whiteheadii


Crassula zombensis

Recorded from Mozambique.