Sedum caespitosum (Cav.) DC.

Tiny Stonecrop

Prodr. 3: 405 (1828) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Erect annual herb; stems 2–5 cm long, reddish. Leaves broadly ovate, 3–6 mm long, imbricate, caducous. Inflorescence a short terminal cyme to c. 3 cm long, not pedunculate. Flowers to c. 5 mm diam., sessile; sepals ovate to triangular, to c. 1 mm long; petals lanceolate, to c. 3 mm long, acute, mucronate, white or pale pink; stamens 4 or 5, shorter than petals; style tip short. Follicles to c. 3 mm long, wide-spreading. Flowers spring–summer.

*CVU, *Gold, *VVP. Native of Europe. So far recorded for Victoria only near Clunes, Hepburn and Flinders Peak in the You Yangs but perhaps more widespread and overlooked due to its diminutive stature. Usually grows in grassy areas.

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: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-05-31
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder [Saxifraganae]
order Saxifragales
family Crassulaceae
genus Sedum
Higher taxa


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

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New South Wales