Crassula sieberiana —Australian Stonecrop—CRASSULACEAE

Crassula sieberiana

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Habitat—Widespread in a variety of habitats including rainforest. Terrestrial, common in moss on rocks.

Distribution—Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.

Description—Erect or decumbent perennial or annual with stems to 20 cm long, branched, basal branches wiry-woody, not articulated.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Brown's Creek Bicentennial Gardens, Burgess Beach, Burgess Road, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Dixon Property, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Red Head, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Second Head and Wallamba River Area.

Leaves.— Narrow—lanceolate, 4 to 10 mm long, 1 to 3 mm wide, often grey-brown, rarely reddish; sessile.

Crassula sieberiana
Crassula sieberiana

Inflorescence—A spike—like thyrsoid or panicle, pedicels 1 to 10 mm long in fruit. Flowers mainly 4—merous. Calyx lobes 1.5 to 3 mm long. Corolla pale yellow to red, lobes 1 to 2 mm long. Carpel scales narrow-cuneate to T—shaped.

Flowering.—Spring and Summer.

Fruit—Follicles dehiscing by an apical pore or a longitudinal slit; seeds 2.

Ripe.—Mainly Summer.

Crassula sieberiana