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Crassula coccinea (Red crassula)

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Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Order: Saxifragales > Family: Crassulaceae > Genus: Crassula

Crassula coccinea (Red crassula)

The Red crassula (Crassula coccinea) flowering in summer next to exposed Table Mountain sandstone rocks on Kanonkop in the southern Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Crassula coccinea (Red crassula) Crassula coccinea (Red crassula)

The Red crassula (Crassula coccinea) flowering in summer on the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

The Red crassula (Crassula coccinea), flowering in summer in the Erica Section of the Kirstenbosch Botanic Garden with Table Mountain beyond, Cape Town. South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Crassula coccinea (Red crassula)

A Short-horned grasshopper nymph on the Red crassula (Crassula coccinea) flowering in summer on Cape Town's Table Mountain, Cape Peninsula, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Crassula coccinea (Red crassula)

The Table Mountain Beauty butterfly (Aeropetes tulbaghia), pollinating the Red crassula (Crassula coccinea) flowering in summer on the Cape Peninsula mountains, South Africa.

Endemic to the Western Cape where it is found on sandstone outcrops in fynbos, from the Cape Peninsula to about Mossel Bay.

 


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