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Species Information

Crassula compacta Schönland
(name current 2016)


Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld only
Schedule C

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD 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.

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