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Crassula exilis subs. schmidtii (Regel) G.D.Rowley
Crassula. A Grower's Guide 115 (2003).
Family: CRASSULACEAE

Crassula exilis subs. schmidtii Photo by: Carolina González

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Crassula exilis subs. schmidtii (Regel) G.D.Rowley
Crassula. A Grower's Guide 115 (2003).
Synonymy: 4 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Crassula exilis Harv.
Fl. Cap. (Harvey) 2: 347. 1862 [15-31 Oct 1862]
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Crassula exilis subs. cooperi (Regel) Toelken
J. S. African Bot. 41(2): 104. 1975
Synonymy: 6 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Crassula exilis subs. sedifolia (N.E.Br.) Toelken
J. S. African Bot. 41(2): 104. 1975
Synonymy: 4
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: red-flowering crassula
DANISH (Dansk): Lav Krassula
FINNISH (Suomi): Mätäspaunikko

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

  • Crassula exilis Harv.: (subsp. exilis) The spreading blunt hairs on the peduncle are characteristic of this subspecies. Distribution: west part of the range near the Orange River.
  • Crassula exilis subs. cooperi (Regel) Toelken: forms large brancing cushions, with broader, oblanceolate, less fleshy, leaves. Pedencle erect, hairy with a flat-topped inflorescence. Distribution: Graaff-Reinet and Aliwal North.
  • Crassula exilis subs. picturata (Boom) G.D.Rowley: (subsp. cooperi) has broader leaves scattered with red spots, rarely fleshy, the flowering erect stem is hairy. Distribution: Graaff-Reinet and Aliwal North.
  • Crassula exilis subs. schmidtii (Regel) G.D.Rowley: has small carmine-red flowers, linear-triangular leaves 2–4 cm long and more erect follicles. Distribution: South Africa, may be a horticultural form of Crassula exilis ssp. cooperi.
  • Crassula exilis subs. sedifolia (N.E.Br.) Toelken: This subspecies is distinguished from the other two subspecies by the absence of hairs on the peduncle. It is more robust. Distribution: Northern Cape and southern Namibia (west part of the range near the Orange River).
  • Crassula х justi-corderoyi H.Jacobsen & Poelln.: (C. exilis x C. perfoliata) is a hybrid that might be called a larger edition of C. exilis with more fleshy leaves and brighter pink flowers. It is variable in size, shape and colouration.


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