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Common name

English: Jade Plant

German: Fette Henne, Geldbaum

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Rosales (118)

        Family: Crassulaceae (23)(family description)

          Genus: Crassula (3)

            Epithet: ovata (P. Mill.) Druce (6)

Synonyms: Crassula argentea Thunb., Crassula nitida Schönl., Crassula portulacea Lam.

argentea => silvery

nitida => shining, smooth and clear, lustrous

ovata => oval, egg-shaped; elliptic, but broader at the base

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

External links

Check for Crassula ovata at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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