“Crassula” Genus

It is a genus of plants of a succulent nature with over two hundred species the flagship of which is Crassula ovata. These plants belong to the family Crassulaceae which is commonly referred to as the stonecrop family. The plant occurs naturally in all parts of the world but the most exclusive varieties occur only in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa. The name of the plant is from the Latin name crassus which means thick which is a reference to the succulent leaves in the plant. Also, there is water storage tissue in the plant’s stem.

Some members of this genus have hairy leaves that enable them to absorb water from the atmosphere which is an important adaptation for the dry environments in which the plant thrives. The genus is quite diverse; some plants are aquatic while others are desert plants.

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