South African National Biodiversity Institute, Compton Herbarium, Cape Town (SAM)
Flora of Southern Africa
Flora of South Africa, (2003) Author: Dr J.P. Roux
Crassula sericea [family CRASSULACEAE]
Perennial with usually erect, rarely deÂcumbent branches up to 0,2 m high, usually much branched, with old leaves not deciduÂous. Leaves oblanceolate or obovate, rarely elliptic to orbicular, (8-)10-35(-45) x (4-)6-35 mm, rounded, rarely acute, usually dorsiventrally compressed, slightly concave to convex above, more or less convex beÂlow, densely covered with spreading hairs, rarely with recurved to globular trichomes, green to grey-green or greyish brown and often somewhat brown along margin. InfloÂrescence usually with an elongated thyrse with several branches ending in dense dicha-sia, with peduncle 40-100 mm long and covÂered with spreading or recurved hairs. CaÂlyx: lobes triangular, 1,5-2,5 mm long, usuÂally rounded, covered with spreading someÂtimes recurved hairs and marginal cilia, fleshy, green. Corolla tubular, fused basally for 0,7-1 mm, cream to pale yellow, rarely tinged pink; lobes oblong to oblong-oblanÂceolate, 3-4 mm long, acute and with more or less distinct dorsal appendage or rarely absent, more or less recurved. Stamens with brown anthers. Squamae transversely obÂlong to square, 0,4-0,8 x 0,5-0,7 mm, trunÂcate to slightly emarginate, somewhat conÂstricted downwards, fleshy, yellow.
122. Crassula sericea Schoni. in Bot. Jb. 45: 254 (1910); in Trans. R. Soc. S. Afr. 17: 263 (1929), pro parte, Marloth 5292, Smith 2726a excl.; Friedr. in F.S.W.A. 52: 35 (1968); Tolken in Contr. Bolus Herb. 8: 461 (1977). Type: Cape, I'aus, Schlechter 11436 (GRA, holo.!).