Crassula tillaea

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Mossy stonecrop
Crassula tillaea.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Crassula
Species:
C. tillaea
Binomial name
Crassula tillaea
Lester-Garland
Synonyms

Crassula mucosa
Tillaea mucosa

Crassula tillaea is a succulent plant known by its common names mossy stonecrop[2] and moss pygmyweed. It is a small fleshy plant growing only a few centimeters in height. It is green when new and gradually turns orange and then deep red when mature. It has tiny triangular pointed leaves only a few millimeters long. A tiny flower or pair of flowers grows between each oppositely-arranged pair of leaves; the flowers are about two millimeters in length and width. The fruit is a minute follicle containing one or two seeds. This plant is native to Eurasia, particularly the Mediterranean Basin, but is known in other regions as an introduced species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lansdown, R.V., Rhazi, L., Grillas, P., Rhazi, M. & Flanagan, D. 2013. Crassula tillaea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T164302A13542044. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013-1.RLTS.T164302A13542044.en. Downloaded on 03 October 2018.
  2. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.

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