Crassula rubricaulis Eckl. & Zeyh.

Enum. Pl. Afric. Austral. 3: 296 (1837) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Perennial subshrubs to 50 cm high, much branched, branches to 10 mm diam. Leaves oblanceolate, (10–)15–35 mm long, 5–13 mm wide, obtuse, dorsoventrally compressed, tapering towards base, green, often with a red margin. Inflorescence a rounded thyrse. Flowers 5-merious; calyx-lobes triangular, 2.5–3 mm long, acute, often minutely toothed along margin; corolla white, sometimes tinged red, lobes oblong-ovate, 4–5.5 mm long, acute, with  a dorsal appendage, recurved, becoming reflexed; nectary scales transversely oblong, 0.3–0.4 mm long, 0.4–0.6 mm wide; carpels oblong-reniform. Flowers Mar.–Jun.

*VVP. Native to South Africa. Known in Victoria from a single population near Geelong, plants apparently established from dumped garden refuse.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-11-16
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 rubricaulis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Crassula rubricaulis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia