Crassula L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 283 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Cosmopolitan.


Native to:

Alabama, Alaska, Algeria, Amur, Angola, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Belgium, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil South, British Columbia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chad, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China South-Central, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Crozet Is., Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Finland, France, Free State, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Iceland, Idaho, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kerguelen, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kriti, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Lesotho, Libya, Louisiana, Macquarie Is., Madagascar, Madeira, Maine, Malawi, Manchuria, Marion-Prince Edward, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Minnesota, Mississippi, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, Nigeria, Norfolk Is., North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Oman, Ontario, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Queensland, Québec, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Saudi Arabia, Selvagens, Sicilia, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Tasmania, Texas, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Washington, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Western Sahara, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Extinct in:

Baltic States, Delaware, Poland

Introduced into:

China North-Central, Hawaii, Ireland, Juan Fernández Is., St.Helena, Tristan da Cunha


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 2: 388, incl. Tillaea Linn.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 136 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1:282 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Wickens & Bywater in Kew Bull. 34: 629–637 (1980).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 136 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 282 (1753)
  • emend. Schönl. in Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Afr. 17: 160 (1929)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 1, 1870 McKen [2], South Africa K000310200 Yes
10522.000 No
Madagascar 12161.000 No
Hargrave-Wilson, Kenya 24522.000 No
28635.000 No
29456.000 No
Fearn, B., South Africa 30690.000 No
McWhirter, J. [185], Madagascar 32203.000 No
Polhill, R. [1288], Tanzania 3777.000 No
Philcox [8901], Zimbabwe 49891.000 No
Philcox [8881], Zimbabwe 49892.000 No
Philcox [8962], Zimbabwe 49893.000 No
Owen, D. [064], Malawi 54442.000 No
Collenette, I.S. [7480], Saudi Arabia 55141.000 No
Collenette, I.S. [7954], Saudi Arabia 56666.000 No
Wild, H. [45844], Mozambique 8512.000 No
Guichard, K. 8513.000 No
Baur, R. [595], South Africa K000310198 Yes
Baur, R. [595], South Africa K000310199 Yes


  • Flora Zambesiaca

    • Flora Zambesiaca
  • Flora of Iraq

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants.
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at and
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants.