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|Family: Crassulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Crassula||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Crassula tetragona L.
Habit: Subshrub. Stem: generally erect, 30--50(100) cm, 1--5(20) mm diam. Leaf: cauline, generally > 4 pairs, subsessile, 10--30 mm, linear to narrow-deltate, +- cylindric, pale green, mucronate. Inflorescence: terminal, +- flat-topped, open; pedicels 3--5 mm. Flower: parts in 5s; sepals erect, +- 1 mm, deltate, acute; petals 2--3 mm, narrow-deltate, elliptic, to oblanceolate, cream to white. Fruit: erect, ovoid. Seed: 6--10, elliptic, with indistinct rows of pointed papillae.
Ecology: Persisting from cultivation and at dump sites, wildland-urban interface; Elevation: < 400 m. Bioregional Distribution: CCo, SCo, SnGb; Distribution Outside California: native to southern Africa. Flowering Time: Jun--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Steve Boyd
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Crassula solieri
Next taxon: Crassula tillaea
Citation for this treatment: Steve Boyd 2016. Crassula tetragona, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=82007, accessed on July 30, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 30, 2016.