Crassula colorata var. acuminata (Reader) Toelken

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 6 2: 195 (1983) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Follicles club-shaped in profile with upper portion laterally compressed and lower part more or less cylindric, usually flared at the base, and abruptly constricted apically into slender styles (0.44–)0.5–0.6 mm long, with cluster of crustaceous brown tubercles in the lower third but otherwise membranous and pale, rarely tuberculate on most parts or pale and unconstricted below the middle. Flowers Aug.–Nov.

CVU, EGU, Gold, GGr, HSF, LoM, MuF, MuM, MSB, NIS, RobP, VRiv, Wim. Also WA, NT, SA, Qld, NSW, ACT. Widespread through a range of habitats, particularly on seasonally wet ground in the north and north-west. In Victoria, largely co-extensive with (and perhaps commoner than) var. colorata.

Distribution based on herbarium specimens only; earlier non-vouchered records not identifiable to variety.

Source: Toelken, H.R.; Jeanes, J.A.; Stajsic, V. (1996). Crassulaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-10-12
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Crassula colorata var. acuminata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Crassula colorata var. acuminata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Scroll Belt present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory