Crassula tomentosaL.f. [family CRASSULACEAE ] (stored under name);
Entry for CRASSULA tomentosa Linn. f. [family CRASSULACEAE]
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K)
Flora Capensis, Vol 2, page 327, (1894) Author: (By W. H. HARVEY).
CRASSULA tomentosaLinn. f. [family CRASSULACEAE], Suppl. 190;—DC. l. c. 387. Thunb. Cap. p. 287.
Sphæritis setigeraE. & Z. [family ], ! 1921.
Sphæritis tomentosa [family ], 1920!
everywhere densely clothed with rigid, reflexed bristly-hairs; stem erect, simple, robust, densely leafy at base, with distant leaf-pairs above, the upper leaves small or abortive; radical leaves broadly oblong or obovate, flat, obtuse, the cauline narrow-oblong, all densely hirsuto-setose and ciliate; cymules capitate, subsessile at the nodes, forming a long interrupted spiked-thyrsus or spike; calyx-lobes linear, obtuse, hispid and ciliate, round-backed; petals gradually tapering into a channelled apex; stigma subsessile; squamæ cuneate, short. Root woody. Stem 1–2 feet high, robust, virgate, tapering upwards. Leaves crowded round the base; the upper ones diminishing to bracts. Cymules or verti-cillasters densely many flowered. Zeyher's specimen has shorter and less copious bristles, but scarcely differs otherwise. In Mr. Whitehead's specimen the bristles on the stem are very fine and close pressed.
SOUTH AFRICA Muysenberg; and on barren hills near Gauritz R., Swell., E. & Z.! Namaqualand, V. Schlicht. Modderfonteyn. Rev. H. Whitehead. Pikenier's kloof, Zeyher! (Herb. Sd.)