Crassula sarmentosa var. sarmentosa

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Sparingly established

Prostrate or sprawling perennials with stems to 1 m long, sparsely branched, branches to 5 mm diam. Leaves mostly elliptic, becoming ovate or lanceolate up branches, 20–40(–60) mm long, 10–25(–35) mm wide, acute or acuminate, dorsoventrally compressed, abruptly constricted at base, margin serrate or entire, green or yellowish green, sometimes with reddish margin; petiole 0–3mm long, up to 15 mm (not in Victoria). Inflorescence a rounded or flat (not in Victoria) thyrse. Flowers 5-merious; calyx-lobes linear-triangular, 1–3 mm long, acute; corolla white tinged pink or red, lobes elliptic-triangular, 4–8(–10) mm long, pointed, widely spreading from base; nectary scales transversely oblong 0.2–0.3 mm long, 0.6–0.8 mm wide; carpels oblong-reniform, with 12–16 ovules. Flowers Jun.–Sep.

*CVU, *EGL, *GipP, *HSF. Also naturalised SA. NSW. Native to South Africa. Known in Victoria from several isolated records, where plants have presumably escaped from nearby gardens or established from dumped garden refuse.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-11-10
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2021-03-15
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 sarmentosa var. sarmentosa in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Crassula sarmentosa var. sarmentosa in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present introduced
Central Victorian Uplands present introduced
East Gippsland Lowlands present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
South Australia
New South Wales