Crassula swaziensis Schönland
subsp. swaziensis
var. swaziensis

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Crassula swaziensis subsp. swaziensis var. swaziensis

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Castle Beacon, Vumba

Crassula swaziensis subsp. swaziensis var. swaziensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Globe Rock, Vumba

Crassula swaziensis subsp. swaziensis var. swaziensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Serpentine hills, Valley of Kings, Mutare

Crassula swaziensis subsp. swaziensis var. swaziensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Serpentine hills, Valley of Kings, Mutare

Crassula swaziensis subsp. swaziensis var. swaziensis

Photo: Neil Crouch
Red wall Cave area, Chimanimani

Crassula swaziensis subsp. swaziensis var. swaziensis

Photo: Neil Crouch
Red wall Cave area, Chimanimani

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Synonyms: Crassula argyrophylla Diels ex Schönl. & Baker
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Succulent perennial herb, often forming clumps or mats. Leaves succulent in erect or spreading rosettes at the ends of short stems and branches, often reddish brown, hairless or more or less densely covered in whitish hairs. Flowers in flattened or hemispherical branched inflorescences, white with reddish sepals.
Notes: Two forms have been included here, namely f. swaziensis (images 1 and 2) and f. argyrophylla (Diels ex Schönland & Baker f.) R. Fern. (images 3 and 4).

Forma argyrophylla is distinguished by its more or less dense indumentum of white hairs on the leaves. Subsp. brachycarpa is recognised by smaller flowers.
Derivation of specific name: swaziensis: of Swaziland where the type specimen was collected
Habitat: In shallow soil vegetation on rocks.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 84 - 85. As Crassula swaziensis (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 133. as Crassula swaziensis

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 49.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 156 - 157. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 35 - 37.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 38.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 148 - 149. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Crassula swaziensis subsp. swaziensis var. swaziensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125210, retrieved 17 November 2017

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