Crassula tetragona subsp. robusta (Toelken) Toelken

Miniature Pine Tree

Mostly erect, small shrubs to about 40 cm tall. Leaves spreading, lanceolate, mostly 2-4 cm long, 2-4 mm wide, flattened to cylindrical, pointed, mostly green, occasionally slightly waxy-blue. Flowers white, about 3 mm long; summer. Stamens with brown anthers.

Occasionally naturalised around habitations in SA, NSWand Vic. C. perfoliata L. is similar but has much longer, more pointed leaves.

S Africa (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.
species         Crassula tetragona L.