Scientific Name:
Crassula sieberiana (Schult. & Schult.f.) Druce, Bot. Soc. Exch. Club Brit. Isles Suppl. 2: 618 (1917) – as Sieberana
  • Tillaea sieberiana Schult. & Shult.f. (1827)
  • = Tillaea verticillaris DC., Prodr. [A. P. de Candolle] 3, 382 (1828)

Small annual or perennial herb forming small clumps; stems 2–5–(15) cm long, decumbent, slender, sometimes rooting at nodes in moist conditions, much- branched. Lvs connate at base, 2–2.5–(4) × 0.5–0.7–(1) mm, c. 0.7 mm thick, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, flattened above, convex beneath; apex acute. Fls in small cymose clusters in lf axils, not star-like, 4-merous, 2–3 mm diam.; pedicels < 1 mm long at anthesis, to c. 2 mm long and ± = lvs at fruiting. Calyx lobes c. 1–1.2 × 0.7–0.8 mm, very broadly ovate, acute to short-acuminate. Petals c. 0.8–0.9 × 0.5–0.6 mm, broadly ovate, green or reddish green with pink tips, shortly acuminate, slightly < calyx lobes. Scales c. 0.3 mm long, very narrowly spathulate. Follicles smooth. Seed 0.3–0.5 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Non-endemic)

Flowering: Aug.–Dec.

de Candolle, A.P. 1828: Prodromus Systematis Naturalis Regni Vegetabilis. Vol. 3. Treuttel et Würtz, Paris.
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Druce, G.C. 1917: Report / Botanical Society and Exchange Club of the British Isles for 1916, Suppl. 2
Toelken, H.R. 1981: The species of Crassula L. in Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 3: 57–90.