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Crassula tabularis


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Family Crassulaceae

Herbs, subshrubs , or shrubs . Stems mostly fleshy . Leaves alternate, opposite, or verticillate , usually simple ; stipules absent; leaf blade entire or slightly incised, rarely lobed or imparipinnate . Inflorescences terminal or axillary , cymose , corymbiform , spiculate , racemose, paniculate , or sometimes reduced to a solitary flower. Flowers usually bisexual , sometimes unisexual in Rhodiola (when plants dioecious or rarely gynodioecious ), actinomorphic , (3 or) 4-6(-30) -merous. Sepals almost free or basally connate , persistent . Petals free or connate. Stamens as many as petals in 1 series or 2 × as many in 2 series. Nectar scales at or near base of carpels. Follicles sometimes fewer than sepals, free or basally connate, erect or spreading , membranous or leathery, 1- to many seeded. Seeds small; endosperm scanty or not developed.

About 35 genera and over 1500 species: Africa, America, Asia, Europe; 13 genera (two endemic, one introduced ) and 233 species (129 endemic, one introduced) in China.

Some species of Crassulaceae are cultivated as ornamentals and/or used medicinally.[1]


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Similar Species

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Members of the genus Crassula

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 141 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in this genus. Here are just 100 of them:

C. acinaciformis (Crassula) · C. albiflora (Cotyledon) · C. alpestris (Crassula) · C. alstonii (Crassula) · C. anomala (Crassula) · C. aquatica (Common Pigmyweed) · C. arborescens (Beestebul) · C. arborescens subsp. undulatifolia 'Blue Bird' (Crassula) · C. argentea (Dollar Plant) · C. atropurpurea (Crassula) · C. barbata (Crassula) · C. barklyi (Rattlesnake Tail) · C. biplanata (Crassula) · C. brevifolia (Crassula) · C. capensis (Crassula) · C. capitella 'Campfire' (Crassula) · C. capitella subsp. thyrsiflora 'Giant Form' (Crassula) · C. capitella thyrsiflora 'Pagoda Village' (Aanteel-Poprosie) · C. cephalophora (Crassula) · C. ciliata (Crassula) · C. coccinea (Crassula) · C. columella (Crassula) · C. columnaris (Crassula) · C. commutata (Crassula) · C. congesta (Crassula) · C. conjuncta (Babys Necklace) · C. connata (Pygmy-Weed) · C. connata var. connata (Sand Pygmyweed) · C. connata var. erectoides (Sand Pygmyweed) · C. connata var. eremica (Sand Pygmyweed) · C. connata var. subsimplex (Sand Pygmyweed) · C. cooperi (Crassula) · C. corallina (Crassula) · C. cordata (Crassula) · C. cotyledonis (Crassula) · C. cultrata (Crassula) · C. deceptor (Crassula) · C. dejecta (Crassula) · C. deltoidea (Crassula) · C. dichotoma (Crassula) · C. drummondii (Small-Leaf Pygmyweed) · C. elegans (Crassula) · C. ericoides (Crassula) · C. falcata (Buddahs Temple) · C. falcata 'Morgan's Beauty' (Crassula) · C. fascicularis (Crassula) · C. fusca (Crassula) · C. garibina (Crassula) · C. glomerata (Crassula) · C. grisea (Crassula) · C. helmsii (Swamp Stonecrop) · C. hemisphaerica (Crassula) · C. heterotricha (Crassula) · C. hirtipes (Crassula) · C. humbertii (Crassula) · C. hystrix (Crassula) · C. intermedia (Crassula) · C. lactea (Taylors Parches) · C. lanceolata (Crassula) · C. lanuginosa (Crassula) · C. littlewoodii (Crassula) · C. longipes (Small-Leaf Pygmyweed) · C. lycopodioides (Watch Chain Crassula) · C. macowaniana (Crassula) · C. marchandii (Crassula) · C. marneriana (Worm Plant) · C. mesembryanthemoides (Crassula) · C. mesembryanthemopsis (Crassula) · C. montana (Crassula) · C. multicava (Cape Province Pygmyweed) · C. multiflora (Crassula) · C. namaquensis (Crassula) · C. natalensis (Crassula) · C. nemorosa (Crassula) · C. nudicaulis (Crassula Nudicaulis) · C. obtusa (Crassula) · C. orbicularis (Crassula) · C. ovata (Jade Plant) · C. ovata 'Crosby's Compact' (Crosby's Compact Crassula) · C. ovata 'Gollum' (Gollum Hobbit Plant) · C. ovata 'Hobbit' (Hobbit Crassula) · C. ovata 'Hummel's Red' (Jade Plant) · C. ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' (Hummel's Sunset Jade Plant) · C. ovata 'Variegata' (Jade Plant) · C. pellucida (Crassula) · C. pellucida var. marginalis (Crassula) · C. peploides (Crassula) · C. perfoliata (Crassula) · C. perfoliata var. falcata (Airplane Plant) · C. perfoliata falcata 'Variegata' (Airplane Plant) · C. perforata (Pagoda Plant) · C. perforata var. variegata (String of Buttons) · C. perforata 'Giant Pagoda' (Giant Pagoda) · C. perforata 'Variegata' (Variegated String of Buttons) · C. phyturus (Crassula) · C. picturata (Crassula) · C. plegmatoides (Crassula) · C. pruinosa (Crassula) · C. pubescens 'Vera Higgins' (Vera Higgins Bear Paw Jade) · C. punctulata (Crassula)

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  1. Kunjun Fu, Hideaki Ohba & Michael G. Gilbert "Crassulaceae". in Flora of China Vol. 8 Page 202. Published by Science Press (Beijing) and Missouri Botanical Garden Press. Online at [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-09