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Species Information

Crassula acinaciformis Schinz
(name current 2016)


Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: highveld/middleveld
Local abundance: rare

Red Data Book Information:
Status: LR lc Distribution: Ukuthula, Hlatikhulu, Komati Bridge, Mlawula, Maguga, Siteki, Umbeluzi Gorge One protected locality.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Crassula acinaciformis - Very robust. Basal leaves numerous, up to 30 cm long, softly fleshy, hairless except for minute marginal teeth, triangular, tapering gradually from C 12 cm wide at base. Axis stout, erect, 60150 cm high, with few pairs of narrower leaves, much branched at top to form flat-topped inflorescence of innumerable flowers, up to 45 cm diam. Sepals c 2 mm long. Petals c 3 mm long, scarcely spreading, white or cream..

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

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Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)