3166.000 Kalanchoe Adans.

Description of the genus

Biennial, perennial or sometimes annual, succulent herbs. Leaves usually opposite and decussate, connate at the base, the lower set close together; uppermost bract-like; lamina entire or rarely pinnatifid; margin entire, crenate or serrate. Inflorescence terminal, composed of cymes arranged in a panicle, corymb or thyrse. Flowers 4-merous, erect, relatively large and showy. Corolla lobes united below into a tetragonous tube, this rounded and swollen at the base and usually constricted above; lobes usually apiculate. Stamens 8. Carpels 4, ± connate at base. Nectariferous scales semi-circular to linear.

Worldwide: 125 spp (incl. Bryophyllum) in the Old World tropics, especially Africa and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 16 taxa.

Kalanchoe lanceolata

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
beharensis DrakeDescription, Image
brachyloba Welw. ex BrittenN,W,C,E,S
crenata (Andrews) Haw. subsp. crenata E,SDescription, Image
fedtschenkoi EDescription, Image
laciniata (L.) DC.N,W,E,S
lanceolata (Forssk.) Pers.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
lateritia Engl. var. lateritia W,C,E,S
lobata R. Fern.[End][DD]N,EDescription
luciae Raym.-Hamet subsp. luciae N,C,E,SDescription, Image
paniculata Harv.W
rotundifolia (Haw.) Haw.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
sexangularis N.E. Br. var. sexangularis C,E,S
sexangularis N.E. Br. var. intermedia (R. Fern.) R. Fern.N,W,C,E,S
velutina Welw. ex Britten subsp. chimanimaniensis (R. Fern.) R. Fern.[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription, Image
velutina Welw. ex Britten subsp. velutina E
wildii Raym.-Hamet ex R. Fern.[End][DD]W,C,S

Other sources of information about Kalanchoe:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Kalanchoe
Flora of Mozambique: Kalanchoe
Flora of Zambia: Kalanchoe

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kalanchoe
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kalanchoe
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kalanchoe
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kalanchoe
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kalanchoe

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Kalanchoe.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=644, retrieved 21 September 2014

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