Crassula peduncularis (Sm.) Meigen

Purple Crassula

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 17: 239 (1893) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annuals or short-lived herbs with branches erect or decumbent, to 6 cm long, often rooting at nodes, usually forming dense cushions. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 1.5–4.2 mm long, 0.3–0.6 mm wide, acute, more or less biconvex; sheath 0.4–0.8 mm long. Flowers solitary in axil of 1 leaf at usually 2 or more successive nodes; 4-merous; calyx-lobes broadly triangular, 0.2–0.7 mm long, rounded to (rarely) acute; corolla white, lobes oblong-oblanceolate, 0.9–1.6 mm long, obtuse or rounded, erect; nectary scales narrowly oblong, 0.3–0.5 mm long, c. 0.1 mm wide, rounded or truncate; carpels cylindric-ovoid, with 8–14 ovules. Follicles opening along the whole suture; fruiting pedicel usually elongating, 0.4–13 mm long; seeds 0.3–0.35 mm long, with several longitudinal ridges more or less granulate to tuberculate. Flowers mainly Aug.–Nov.

CVU, DunT, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, MuF, MuM, NIS, OtP, RobP, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also WA, SA, NSW, Tas. Grows on mud around standing water, often associated with rock pools, particularly in granite.

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.
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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 peduncularis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Crassula peduncularis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Robinvale Plains present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Monaro Tablelands present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory