Crassula alata var. alata

Three-part Crassula

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Delicate annuals, usually with erect stems to 6 cm, little-branched, mainly from the first to fifth nodes, dried branches often winged. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 1.3.–4.1 mm long, 0.4–0.8 mm wide, acute, almost flat above, strongly convex below. Inflorescence 1–few spike-like thyrses with sessile cymules in axils of leaf-like bracts. Flowers 3-merous; calyx lobes linear-lanceolate, 0.8–1.5 mm long, pointed; corolla cream, lobes lanceolate, 0.7–1 mm long, acuminate; nectary scales oblong-cuneate, 0.2–0.4 mm long, c. 0.2 mm wide, rounded; carpels conical, with 2 ovules. Follicles smooth, releasing seeds through apical pore or detaching basally from receptacle; seeds 0.3–0.38 mm long, with longitudinal ridges.  Flowers Aug.–Oct.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGL, *GipP, *Gold, *GGr, *HSF, *MuM, *NIS, *VRiv, *VVP, *Wim. Also naturalised WA, SA, ACT, NSW. Native to the eastern Mediterranean region. A weed of disturbed areas usually on hard gravelly soils, such as paths, roadsides, pavements or tennis courts.

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, 2017-12-28
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Crassula alata var. alata in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Crassula alata var. alata in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present naturalised
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Lowlands present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory