Crassula colorata var. acuminata
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
Short tussock grassland in open ground that dries out in summer
Distinguished from the other members of Crassula Sect. Glomertae by the 5-merous (5 petals) flowers and the distinctly tuberculate bases of the fruiting follicles.
Short-lived late winter, spring annual. Reproduces by exclusively by seed. Seeds are miniscule and long-lived. Dispersed by wind, water and in soil trapped within vehicle tyres, footwear and animal feet. Also in wool
Reason for introduction
Probably an accidental introduction on imported Australian Sheep.
Tolerant to extreme conditions due to its annual habit.
crassula: From the Latin crassus ‘thick’, meaning ‘rather thick’
acuminata: From the Latin acumen ‘sharp, acute’, refers to something tapering gradually or abruptly from inwardly curved sides into a narrow point