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|Family: Crassulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Crassula||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Crassula ovata (Mill.) Druce
Habit: Shrub, rounded. Stem: many, erect, 30--50 cm, to 20 cm diam, young bark +- smooth, silvery. Leaf: cauline, generally > 4 pairs, subsessile, 20--70 mm, obovate, bright green, tip rounded, margins entire. Inflorescence: panicle, compact; pedicels 8--12 mm. Flower: parts generally in 5s; sepals erect, 1--2 mm, wide-deltate, acute; petals (5)7--10 mm, spreading, lanceolate to lance-oblong, acute, white, tinged pink. Fruit: erect, ovoid. Seed: 30--50, oblong, with rows of pointed papillae at 20×.
Ecology: Persisting from cultivation and at dump sites, wildland-urban interface, generally along coast; Elevation: < 100 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Dec--Feb
Synonyms: Crassula argentea Thunb.; Toelkenia ovata (Mill.) P.V. Heath
eFlora Treatment Author: Steve Boyd
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Crassula multicava subsp. multicava
Next taxon: Crassula solieri
Citation for this treatment: Steve Boyd 2016. Crassula ovata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=81912, accessed on December 03, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on December 03, 2016.