Crassula odoratissima Andrews


Family: Crassulaceae

Genus: Crassula

Description: 

From Bot. Repos.: The scent of this plant at night is so very powerful, that by many it may be deemed almost offensive, though by others it is considered as most agreeable; the flavour is nearly assined to the tuberose. This is not a very showy plant, growing about a foot high, and flowers from March, till May or June.

History: 

Published in Bot. Repos. 1: 26 in 1798. ...a native of the Cape of Good Hope, was introduced to our gardens about the year 1794, but did not flower till 1796.

Synonym of Crassula fascicularis Lam.


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