Crassula ericoides subsp. ericoides

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Spreading perennial shrub to 25 cm high, often much-branched towards the apex, branches to 4 mm diam. Leaves ovate, 3.2–3.5 mm long, 1.4–1.6 mm wide, acute to obtuse, dorsiventrally flattened, imbricate. Inflorescence a terminal subsessile thyrse with 1–few dichasia. Flowers 5-merous; calyx-lobes linear, 2.4–2.6 mm long, obtuse to swollen towards the apex; corolla cream, lobes linear-elliptic, 4.4–4.8 mm long, dorsally ridged, erect; nectary scales transversely oblong, 0.3–0.4 mm long, 0.4–0.45 mm wide, emarginate; carpels conical, ovules 8 or more.  Flowers spring.

*CVU, *EGL, *VVP. Also SA, Tas. Native to south-eastern southern Africa. Naturalized near Anakie, Parwan, Sunbury, and near Bruthen, in East Gippsland.

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, 2016-11-17
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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 ericoides subsp. ericoides in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Crassula ericoides subsp. ericoides in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised

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South Australia