Crassula longipes

(Rose) M. Bywater & Wickens

Kew Bull. 39: 712. 1984,.

Basionym: Tillaeastrum longipes Rose Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 13: 301. 1911 (as Tilleastrum)
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 8. Treatment on page 154. Mentioned on page 151, 152.

Plants aquatic or terrestrial, annual. Stems spreading (in water) or erect, yellow in age, branched, to 25 cm if aquatic, to 5 cm if terrestrial. Leaf blades lanceolate to oblanceolate, 2–5 mm, apex acute to obtuse. Inflorescences lax; flowers 1 per node. Pedicels 1–8 mm. Flowers 4-merous; sepals triangular-ovate, 0.4–0.7 mm, apex obtuse; petals lanceolate, 1.1–1.7 mm. Follicles ascending, 12–14-seeded, obliquely lanceoloid; old follicles spreading, flat. Seeds oblong with rounded ends, 0.2–0.4 × 0.1–0.2 mm, not papillate, dull, rugulose.

Phenology: Flowering spring.
Habitat: Aquatic or in wet sand or mud
Elevation: 0-400 m


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Ala., Ark., La., Miss., Tex., Mexico, s South America.


M. Bywater and G. E. Wickens (1984) showed Crassula longipes in southern Florida, but according to D. B. Ward (pers. comm.), the record is probably based on a W. M. Carpenter collection from East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana.

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Lower Taxa