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Crassula obtusa
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Distribution: Africa: South Africa: Western Cape: Eastern Cape:


Crassula obtusa is succulent herb which grows on mountains from the Cedarberg in the Western Cape to around Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape. The plants are covered with snow at times and thus can withstand pretty low temperatures.

The white flowers appear in summer and in time fade to a reddish pink colour.

The plants are very rare in cultivation and one would expect them to do well in areas with cold winters.

According to images in literature there may be some variation in leaf shape at different localities.

References:

1. Plants of the Klein karoo - Jan and Anne Lise Vlok - Umdaus Press 2010.

2. Crassula: A Grower's Guide - Gordon Rowley - Cactus & Company 2003.


Crassula obtusa
Crassula obtusa in habitat near the summit of the Swartberg Mountain.



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