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Species Information

plants, flowers   
Crassula vaginata Eckl. & Zeyh. subsp. minuta Toelken
(name current 2016)
(Crassula sp.)


Growth form: Herb
Near Endemic
Found within protected areas
Swaziland abundance: rare
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Schedule A

Red Data Book Information:
Status: CR A1cB1B2ab Endemism: Near endemic Threats: Urban expansion, habitat degradation Distribution: North of Mbabane (possibly Nkwalini landfill site) Found on rocky granite hills. Could be extirpated in the next five to ten years. Landfill site is a serious threat to locality, seriously threatened. The species is known only from this site in Swaziland.

Regional distribution:
Swaziland endemic

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Crassula vaginata var. 1 - A variety, perhaps deserving species rank, is much smaller and slenderer throughout, seldom exceeding 15 cm high.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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