Cotyledon orbiculata var. orbiculata

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Leaves oblanceolate, obovate to orbicular or somewhat oblong, 3.5–6(–8) cm long, green or greyish-green with a prominent red margin. Corolla tube (8­–)10–16 mm long, lobes 6–10(–13) mm long, recoiled at anthesis; anthers up to 2.5 mm long. Flowers spring–summer.

*CVU, *GipP, *NIS, *VVP. Also naturalised WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Native of southern Africa.

Recorded as naturalised at isolated locations in Victoria, presumably escaped from cultivation or grown from dumped garden refuse.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-11-10
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-05-24

Toelken, H.R. (1985). Crassulaceae, 1-230, in: Leistner, O.A., Flora of Southern Africa 14, Botanical Research Institute, Republic of South Africa.

Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
family Crassulaceae
genus Cotyledon
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Cotyledon orbiculata var. orbiculata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Cotyledon orbiculata var. orbiculata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced