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Crassula capitella Thunb.
Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 6: 330 1778
Family: CRASSULACEAE

Crassula capitella Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Crassula capitella Thunb.
Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 6: 330 1778
Synonymy: 17 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Crassula capitella subs. meyeri (Harv.) Toelken
J. S. African Bot. 41: 100 1975
Synonymy: 4 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Crassula capitella subs. nodulosa (Schönland) Toelken
J. S. African Bot. 41: 100 1975
Synonymy: 13 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Crassula capitella subs. thyrsiflora (Thunb.) Toelken
J. S. African Bot. 41: 100 1975
Synonymy: 21 Cultivars (1):
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Square-spiked crassula
CHINESE (中文): 秋火蓮

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

  • Crassula capitella Thunb.: (subsp. capitella) is mostly biennial, glabrous, with only one rosette not tuberous at the base, leaves recurved, linear-lanceolate 20-70 x 10-20 mm. Distribution: Eastern Cape, Little Karoo and the Free State.
  • Crassula capitella subs. enantiophylla (Baker f.) Toelken: same as Crassula capitella subs. nodulosa.
  • Crassula capitella subs. meyeri (Harv.) Toelken: is a decumbent perennial form becoming woody at the base, glabrous or sparsely hairy, styles indistinct and stigmas lateral. Distribution: sand dunes along the central Kwa-Zulu-Natal coast.
  • Crassula capitella subs. nodulosa (Schönland) Toelken: it has hairy, robust, erect inflorescence, hairy bracts and sepals, short or absent style and is tuberous or woody at its base. Distribution: Transvaal, Northern Cape and Botswana.
  • Crassula capitella subs. sessilicymula (Mogg) Toelken: has a woody base and flowering branches dividing at the base. Leaves lanceolate 20-40 o 10-15 mm. Distribution: Transvaal between Pretoria and Naboomspruit.
  • Crassula capitella subs. thyrsiflora (Thunb.) Toelken: has basal rosettes but may be decumbent. Leaves acute-tipped, hairless except for the margins, occasionally toothed; sepals glabrous; petals usually wit rounded appendages; styles distinct; stigmas terminal and insignificant. Distribution: Western and Eastern Cape and south-eastern Namibia.
  • Crassula capitella cv. Campfire: has long leaves that turns orangey red when grown in full sun.

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Crassula capitella Photo by: Carolina González
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