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 species (incl. Bryophyllum) in the Old World tropics, especially Africa and Madagascar.

Zimbabwe: 15 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Anthene definita (Common hairtail) Larval foodplant
Kalanchoe lanceolata

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
beharensis DrakeDescription, Image
brachyloba Welw. ex BrittenN,W,C,E,SImage
crenata (Andrews) Haw.E,SDescription, Image
fedtschenkoi Raym.-Hamet & H.PerrierEDescription, Image
laciniata (L.) DC.N,W,E,S
lanceolata (Forssk.) Pers.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
lateritia Engl.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
wildii Raym.-Hamet ex R. Fern.[End][DD]W,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kalanchoe:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Kalanchoe
Flora of Caprivi: Kalanchoe
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Kalanchoe
Flora of Malawi: Kalanchoe
Flora of Mozambique: Kalanchoe
Flora of Zambia: Kalanchoe
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Kalanchoe

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kalanchoe
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kalanchoe
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kalanchoe
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Kalanchoe
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Kalanchoe
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kalanchoe
JSTOR Plant Science: Kalanchoe
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kalanchoe
Plants of the World Online: Kalanchoe
Tropicos: Kalanchoe
Wikipedia: Kalanchoe

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Kalanchoe.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=644, retrieved 29 September 2023

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