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|Family: Crassulaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Crassula||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Crassula colligata Toelken subsp. lamprosperma Toelken
Habit: Annual, terrestrial. Stem: erect, to 16 cm, branched or not, not rooting at nodes, red-brown in age. Leaf: 4--5 mm, ovate to oblong; tip acute, with short awn or point. Inflorescence: flowers 2 per node; pedicel +- 1.5 mm. Flower: parts in 5s; sepals +- 1.5 mm, lanceolate, mucronate; petals < sepals, +- 1.2 mm, lanceolate. Fruit: erect or +- recurved, lance-oblong. Seed: (1)2, elliptic, shiny, +- smooth.
Ecology: Open, gravelly alluvial bench; Elevation: 150--200 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo (San Gabriel River near Irwindale); Distribution Outside California: native to southern Australia. Flowering Time: Jan--May
Unabridged Note: This taxon is growing in an area of relatively well preserved alluvial fan scrub along the San Gabriel River. Although the geographic extent is relatively limited by surrounding urbanization, the plants are thoroughly naturalized in the area of natural vegetation where it is found, which is largely or entirely protected from further development, is not far from extensive areas of wildlands in the San Gabriel Mountains to the north, and is well connected via the San Gabriel River channel to the Puente Hills to the south. These plants can spread in both urban and wildland situations and is not a waif, but rather a permanent part of our flora now.
eFlora Treatment Author: Steve Boyd
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Crassula aquatica
Next taxon: Crassula connata
Citation for this treatment: Steve Boyd 2017. Crassula colligata subsp. lamprosperma, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=82016, accessed on January 16, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 16, 2017.