Kalanchoe wildii Raym.-Hamet ex R. Fern.

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Kalanchoe wildii

Photo: James Varden
Camp Dwala, Besna Kobila, Matobo Hills

Kalanchoe wildii

Photo: James Varden
Camp Dwala, Besna Kobila, Matobo Hills

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Synonyms: Kalanchoe aleurodes sensu Suess. & Merxm.
Common names:
Status: Native
Glabrous, biennial succulent, 30-70 cm tall, covered with a persistent chalky-white powder. Stems stout arising singly from a rosette. Leaves sessile, obtuse, decussate, ± erect, the lower and middle obovate to almost circular, 2-10 cm long; upper leaves smaller. Flowers in dense terminal inflorescences, which are interrupted or continuous. Corolla tube 7-11 mm long, 4-angled, orange-pink or yellow within, not constricted below the lobes; lobes 3-5.5 mm long. Filaments 1-2 mm long; only the upper anthers exserted.
Derivation of specific name: wildii: after Professor Hiram Wild (1917-1982), former Head of the National Herbarium (SRGH), taxonomist and avid collector.
Habitat: In rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Images last updated: Sunday 12 July 2020

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23.

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 179.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 137.

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kalanchoe wildii
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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 wildii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125020, retrieved 18 June 2024

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