Sinocrassula

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Sinocrassula
Sinocrassula yunnanensis.jpg
Sinocrassula yunnanensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Sinocrassula
(Franchet) A. Berger
Species

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Sinocrassula is a genus of succulent, subtropical plants of the family Crassulaceae.

The name "Sinocrassula" means "Chinese crassula". They comes from the province Yunnan in the south of China, and also from the north of Burma. They grow at an altitude between 2.500 and 2.700 m

Taxonomy[edit]

Species list[edit]

  • Sinocrassula densirosulata
  • Sinocrassula indica
  • Sinocrassula paoshingensis
  • Sinocrassula yunnanensis

Synonyms[edit]

  • Crassula yunnanensis (Franchet)
  • Sedum indicum var. yunnanensis (Franchet)
  • Sedum pyramidale (Franchet)
  • Sedum pyramidatum (Franchet)

Description[edit]

Sinocrassula presents rosettes of thin fleshy triangular brown leaves. The plants are up to 20 cm height.

They develop dense clumps. Sometimes, Sinocrassula shows monstrous forms.

The inflorescence is a dense panicle up to 10-15cm with whitish flowers and red-tipped petals.

Cultivation[edit]

They need a well drained soil, a sunny or light shadow exposure. They bear more shadowing place but grow less. They require moderate watering with very little in winter. In a temperate climate, plants can be outside.

Division of plants and pruning are the easiest ways of multiplication. Seeding is also possible.

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