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Family Profile

Crassulaceae

Family Description

A family of 30 genera and 900 species centred in southern Africa; four genera occur naturally in Australia.

Genera

Bryophyllum - A genus of more than 30 species, one of them widespread throughout nearly all tropical regions and naturalised in Australia.

References

Descoings, B. (2003). Crassulaceae. Illustrated handbook of succulent plants: 169.

Everett, J. & Norris, E.H. (1990). Crassulaceae. In Harden, G.J. (Ed.) 'Flora of New South Wales.' Vol. 1, (New South Wales University Press: Kensington.), pp. 524-528.

Green, P.S. in Wilson, A.J.G. (Ed) (1994), Flora of Australia 49: 160.

McKenzie, R.A. (1986). Hearts and flowers: Bryophyllum poisoning of cattle. Australian Veterinary Journal 63(7): 222-7.

McKenzie, R.A. & Dunster, P.J. (1987). The toxicity to cattle and bufadienolide content of six Bryophyllum species. Australian Veterinary Journal 64(10): 298-301.

Moran, R. (2002). Bryophyllum pinnatum. Cactus and Succulent Journal. (USA) 74. (1): 11-14.

Orchard, Anthony E., ed. 1994. Flora of Australia. Vol. 49, Oceanic islands 1. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Pickard, J. (1984). Exotic plants on Lord Howe Island: Distribution in space and time, 1853-1981. Journal of Biogeography 11: 181-208.

Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1983), Flora of South-eastern Queensland 1: 218.

Telford, I.R.H. & Orchard, A.E. (1993). Crassulaceae. Flora of Australia. Oceanic islands 2. 50: 183-184.