Kalanchoe lanceolata (Forssk.) Pers.

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Kalanchoe lanceolata

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Cleveland Dam

Kalanchoe lanceolata

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Cleveland Dam

Kalanchoe lanceolata

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Umwinsi River

Kalanchoe lanceolata

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Vumba road at Vumba Gateway Garden

Kalanchoe lanceolata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba road at Vumba Gateway Garden

Kalanchoe lanceolata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Picnic area, Haka Game Park, Harare

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Synonyms: Kalanchoe glandulosa Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. rhodesica Baker f.
Kalanchoe pilosa Baker
Common names: Chifumuro (Shona) Chikohwa (Shona) Intelezi (Ndebele)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Annual succulent herb up to 1.5 m tall. Stems more or less distinctly 4-angled, covered in long glandular hairs, up to 3.5 mm long. Leaves lanceolate to elliptic-ovate; margin often entire on upper leaves crenate on lower leaves. Flowers pale apricot-orange to deep orange-red.
Derivation of specific name: lanceolata: lanceolate
Habitat: Widespread in rocky woodland, often in dry locations.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:Jul - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Tropical Africa, South Africa, Madagascar. Also in Yemen and India.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 154 - 155. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 42 - 46. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 122. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 230. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 38.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 56. (Includes a picture).

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 52.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 73.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 205.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 91.

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Flora of Botswana: Kalanchoe lanceolata
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Flora of Zambia: Kalanchoe lanceolata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kalanchoe lanceolata
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JSTOR Plant Science: Kalanchoe lanceolata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kalanchoe lanceolata
Plants of the World Online: Kalanchoe lanceolata
Tropicos: Kalanchoe lanceolata
Wikipedia: Kalanchoe lanceolata

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: Species information: Kalanchoe lanceolata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124910, retrieved 10 December 2023

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