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Toelkenia ovata (Mill.) P.V.Heath
Calyx 3(3): 105 (1993)
Family: CRASSULACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Crassula ovata (Mill.) Druce
Rep. Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles 1916: 617 1917.

Toelkenia ovata (Crassula ovata) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Habit at Garden of Eden Keanae, Maui, Hawaii (USA). March 30, 2011.

Synonyms:

See all synonyms of Crassula ovata

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Kerkei Bush, Baby Jade Plant, Pink Joy, Chinese Rubber, Dwarf Rubber, Japanese Rubber, Cauliflowers Ears, Friendship Tree, Lucky plant, Jade Plant, Money Tree, Jade Tree, Dollar Plant
AFRIKAANS (Afrikaans): Kerky, Kerkij, Beestebul, Plakkies
ARABIC ( لعربية ): كرسول بيضوي
CATALAN (Català): Planta dels diners, Planta de jade, Planta de la sort
CHINESE (中文): 燕子掌, 玉树, 翡翠木
CZECH (Čeština): Tlustice vejčitá
DANISH (Dansk): Paradistræ
FINNISH (Suomi): Rahapuu
FRENCH (Français): Arbre de Jade
GERMAN (Deutsch): Geldbaum, Pfennigbaum
HINDI ( हिन्दी): जेड पौधा
HUNGARIAN (Magyar): Majomfa, Pozsgafa
ITALIAN (Italiano): Albero di giada
JAPANESE (日本語): カネノナルキ
KHOI: t'karkai
LITHUANIAN (Lietuvių): Tikrasis storlapis
PERSIAN (فارسی): گیاه یشم
POLISH ( Polski): Grubosz jajowaty, Grubosz owalny
RUSSIAN (Русский): Крассула древовидная овата, Крассула овальная
SPANISH (Español): árbol de jade
SWEDISH (Svenska): Paradisträd
UPPER SORBIAN (Hornjoserbsce): Jejkojta tołsćinka
VIETNAMESE (Tiếng Việt): Phỉ thúy (cây)
XHOSA (isiXhosa): umxhalagube

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Crassula ovata group

  • Crassula cv. Gollum: has leaves that are nearly tubular and tipped with a suction cup reminiscent of the J.R.R. Tolkein character by the same name. it is considered a hybrid of Crassula ovata.
  • Crassula cv. Hobbit: has finger shaped leaves that are curled back around. it is considered a hybrid of Crassula ovata.
  • Crassula ovata (Mill.) Druce: has elliptical to pear shaped leaves shining with or without a red margin. The plant develops a thick, gnarled light fawn trunk. Distribution: Eastern Cape to KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Crassula ovata cv. Hummel's Sunset: has glossy leaves that take on spectacular colours when grown full sun and especially during winter, green with golden yellow and red margins.
  • Crassula ovata cv. Lemon & Lime: close in appearance to the common jade but with shiny cream stripes on spoon-shaped leaves. Just as its all green cousin it has a stout trunk.


19457 edomat77 Edoardo Mattei
Toelkenia ovata (Crassula ovata) Photo by: Edoardo Mattei
21312 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Flowers and leaves at Pukalani, Maui, Hawaii (USA). March 02, 2007. (Crassula ovata) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr

21313 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Leaves at Baldwin Ave, Maui, Hawaii (USA). July 02, 2003. (Crassula ovata) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
19459 edomat77 Edoardo Mattei
Toelkenia ovata (Crassula ovata) Photo by: Edoardo Mattei

21310 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Flowers and leaves at Pukalani, Maui, Hawaii (USA). March 02, 2007. (Crassula ovata) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
19458 edomat77 Edoardo Mattei
Toelkenia ovata (Crassula ovata) Photo by: Edoardo Mattei

21314 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Leaves at Baldwin Ave, Maui, Hawaii (USA). July 02, 2003. (Crassula ovata) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
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