Kalanchoe luciae Raym.-Hamet
subsp. luciae

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Kalanchoe luciae subsp. luciae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve

Kalanchoe luciae subsp. luciae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba road before Burma Valley turn-off

Kalanchoe luciae subsp. luciae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cecil Kop Nature Reserve

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Synonyms: Kalanchoe albiflora Forbes
Kalanchoe aleurodes Stearn
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Stout biennial succulent herb, up to 1.5 (2.5) m, glabrous but entirely covered in a whitish powdery layer. Leaves oblong-spathulate, obovate or subcircular, mostly on the lower stem and at the base; the basal leaves often upright and parallel to each other like stacked dinner plates; margin often reddish on the lower leaves. Inflorescence a continuous or interrupted series of clusters. Flowers pale pink, pale yellow or greenish.
Derivation of specific name: luciae: possibly named after a Lucy Dufour, friend of French botanist and physician Raymond Hamet who first described this species.
Habitat: A species of rocky slopes in various types of woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 2 November 2005

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 59.

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.

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 384 - 385. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Kalanchoe luciae subsp. luciae.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124940, retrieved 25 July 2024

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