Photo of Watch Chain Plant (Crassula muscosa): Possible mis-identification

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Name: Marilyn
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Moiris
Oct 3, 2014 8:29 PM CST
This photo appears to be of crassula mucosa commonly called Princess Pine or Watch Chain.

Below are links to sites that show photos of crassula spathulata

http://kumbulanursery.co.za/plants/crassula-spathulata
http://www.plantzafrica.com/plantcd/crassulaspath.htm

I'm relatively new to ATP. I suggested moving the photo and was instructed to post a note to the image.
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Oct 3, 2014 8:51 PM CST
Hi Marilyn,

Did you use the "move this picture to another plant" link at the bottom of that photo's page to suggest the change?
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 3, 2014 9:07 PM CST

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Yes, she did, Chelle, but I thought it would be best to move the discussion over here so that other members could weigh in. I don't really like to move photos unless they belong to the person requesting the move. I was hoping that someone else would agree (or disagree) with the new identification.
Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Oct 4, 2014 6:08 AM CST
Okay.

Thanks for the explanation, Zuzu.
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Name: Lori
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growitall
Oct 4, 2014 10:50 AM CST
The original ID was evidently not checked prior to posting and it's definitely wrong, as Moiris points out.
Here are additional photos of Crassula spathulata:
http://www.google.ca/search?q=crassula+spathulata&client=saf...

Here are photos of Crassula muscosa (note the spelling - not "mucosa"):
http://www.google.ca/images?q=crassula+muscosa&client=safari...

Moiris' ID looks correct, though I am no expert at succulents.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 4, 2014 12:04 PM CST

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Okay. The links are convincing. I'll move it. Smiling

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