Bryophyllum tubiflorum Harv.

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Bryophyllum tubiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Vumba rd before Westaway

Bryophyllum tubiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Vumba rd before Westaway

Bryophyllum tubiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main Vumba rd before Westaway

Bryophyllum tubiflorum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Bryophyllum delagoense (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Schinz
Kalanchoe delagoensis Eckl. & Zeyh.
Kalanchoe tubiflora (Harv.) Raym.-Hamet
Common names: Chandelier plant (English)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Introduced
Hairless perennial succulent, reproducing asexually by means of small plantlets borne at the leaf apex. Stem erect, up to 1 m, often with short sterile shoots at the base. Leaves alternate or 3-whorled, spreading, terete, grey-green with darker spots or stipes, 3-9 teeth at the apex. Flowers pendent in a terminal inflorescence, orange-red.
Notes: The small group of specimens, shown in images 1,2 and 3, which were growing on a road bank in Brachystegia woodland, are clearly naturalised and represent a first record for the Eastern Division.
Although this species, together with many other succulents, was undoubedly planted in the rest camp at Lake Kyle Recreational Park, planta are spreading there in the surrounding rocky areas and have become naturalised (see image 4). This would represent a first record for the Southern division.
Derivation of specific name: tubiflorum: with tubular flowers
Habitat: Disturbed places, such as roadside verges.
Altitude range: (metres) 1160 - 1580 m
Flowering time:May - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Native to Madagascar, but commonly cultivated and widespread as an escape.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 6 October 2005

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 67.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bryophyllum tubiflorum., retrieved 21 January 2018

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