Crassula muscosa L.

Moss Crassula

Woody based perennials to about 30 cm tall but generally spreading, the internodes not visible between the leaves, the stems forming characteristic tight 'tails'. Leaves more or less triangular, 2-8 mm long,1-4 mm wide, in 4 ranks, all of the same size, pale green to grey or brown. Flowers axillary, 1-several together, yellowish green. c. lycopodioides Lam., c. pseudolycopodioides Dinter & Schinz and c. lycopodioides var. pseudolycopodioides (Dinter) Jacobsen are the names sometimes given to more robust forms.

Various horticultural forms are available. This species differs from C. ericoides Haworth in having axillary, not terminal flower clusters. It is naturalised in Vic.

SW Africa, Namibia, the Cape.

Source: Stajsic, V.; Spencer, R.; Forster, P.; Thompson, A. (2002). Crassulaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Crassulaceae
genus        Crassula L.