Crassula compacta Schönland
(name current 2016)
Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Red Data Book Information:
Distribution: Bomvu Ridge
Known from collections by Compton and Forsyth Thompson.
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Crassula compacta - Small dwarf plant with 2—4 pairs of incurved hairless leaves overlapping and hiding short stem, forming button-like growth, spreading open when inflorescence rises. Inflorescence up to 9 cm high, usually less, interrupted, with pairs of dense lateral flower clusters. Sepals c 2 mm long, fringed with white bristles. Petals c 4 mm long, white.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.