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Crassula arborescens

Crassula arborescens, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Saxifragales

Familia: Crassulaceae
Subfamilia: Crassuloideae
Genus: Crassula
Subgenus: C. subg. Disporocarpa
Sectio: C. sect. Anacampseroideae
Subsectio: C. subsect. Latifoliae
Species: Crassula arborescens
Subspecies: C. a. subsp. arborescens – C. a. subsp. undulatifolia

Crassula arborescens (Mill.) Willd., Sp. Pl. 1: 1554 1798.

Cotyledon arborescens Mill.
Cotyledon punctata Lam.
Crassula arborea Medik.
Crassula cotyledon Jacq.
Crassula cotyledonifolia Salisb.
Sedum arborescens (Mill.) Kuntze
Toelkenia arborescens (Mill.) P.V.Heath

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Southern Africa
Cape Provinces
Introduced into:
Juan Fernández Is., Spain

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Willdenow, C.L. 1798. Species Plantarum. Editio quarta. Tomus 1, pars 2. pp. [499]–1568. Berolini: G.C. Nauk. BHL Biblioteca Digital Reference page. : 1554.


Hassler, M. 2019. Crassula arborescens. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 November 21. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Crassula arborescens in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 November 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Crassula arborescens. Published online. Accessed: November 21 2019. 2019. Crassula arborescens. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 21 November 2019.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Crassula arborescens in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names
English: Cookie Tree Jade
suomi: Jättipaunikko

Crassula arborescens, the silver jade plant, silver dollar plant, beestebul, Chinese jade, money plant, or money tree,[2] is a species of succulent plant in the family Crassulaceae. It is an endemic plant of the Western Cape, South Africa. It is a 2 to 4 ft (0.6 to 1.2 m) succulent shrub. It has round gray "Silver Dollar" leaves. It blooms in winter, with white to pink flowers.[3][4] It is cultivated as an ornamental plant for use in drought tolerant and succulent gardens, and in container gardens. It is also suitable for growing indoors as a houseplant.

In habitat, Western Cape, South Africa

In habitat, Western Cape, South Africa



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San Marcos Growers - Plant Database: Crassula arborescens. Retrieved 2011-04-04.

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