Tuesday, February 23, 2021

[Botany • 2021] Crassula × mortii (Crassulaceae: Crassuloideae) • A New Natural Hybrid Between C. perforata and C. rubricaulis from South Africa’s southern Cape


Crassula ×mortii

in Smith & Crouch, 2021. 

In terms of species-level diversity, the genus Crassula Linnaeus (1753: 282) is by far the most diverse in the Crassulaceae within the Flora of Southern Africa region [Namibia, Botswana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, South Africa] (Tölken 1977a, b, 1985). In this region diversity is highest in the Fynbos and Succulent Karoo Biomes, both of which straddle the southern Cape, an area represented in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces.

Keywords: taxonomy, Crassula, nothospecies, Eudicots

Gideon F. Smith and Neil R. Crouch. 2021. Crassula ×mortii (Crassulaceae subfam. Crassuloideae), A New Natural Hybrid Between C. perforata and C. rubricaulis from South Africa’s southern Cape. Phytotaxa. 487(1); 97–102. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.487.1.9