Crassula biplanata Haw.

Phil. Mag. 64: 186 (1824) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Perennials with erect or decumbent branches to 30 cm high, usually much-branched, branches 1–2 mm at diam. at base, internodes usually covered in short papillae. Leaves lanceolate, 8–15 mm long, 1–3 mm wide, subulate, dorsoventrally compressed to terete, dark green, often covered in a thick whitish bloom. Inflorescence bracteate, a flat thyrse. Flowers 5-merious; calyx-lobes triangular, 1–2 mm long, acute; corolla white to cream, lobes narrowly oblong-elliptic, 4–5(–6) mm long, with dorsal ridge, slightly recurved; nectary scales transversely oblong, 0.2–0.3 mm long, 0.4–0.6 mm wide; carpels almost cylindric.     Flowers Feb.–Apr.

*VVP. Native to South Africa. Naturalised near Point Cook, where growing under planted Eucalyptus cladocalyx, where presumably established from dumped garden refuse.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-11-10
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-04-01
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
family Crassulaceae
genus Crassula
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Crassula biplanata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Crassula biplanata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised

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