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This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi to Mozambique.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Crassulaceae, R. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
A completely glabrous perennial succulent, up to 1·8 m. high (with the inflorescence).
Morphology Stem
Stems 1 to few, 0-20-1-5 m. high, stout, up to 6-5 cm. in diameter at the base, erect, terete, red or pale green suffused with red, leafless at flowering time.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves decussate, 6·5-20·8 x 2·5-12 cm., broadly obovate or suborbicular to oblong, rounded and contracted at the base into a broad petiole, or subcuneate and attenuate into a subpetiolar flat base, the uppermost obovate-spathulate to spathulate and sessile, all rounded or obtuse at the top, subcrenate or undulate at the margin or entire, flat, fleshy (up to 4 mm. thick), green, slightly shining; midrib somewhat impressed above, slightly prominent beneath; petiole up to 1·5 x 1 cm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers slightly zygomorphic, with the mouth directed upwards, grouped in loose to dense cymes forming a terminal, pyramidal, ± ample, loose, panicle-like inflorescence 9-28 x 12-40 cm., with strong axis and branches; branches decussate, divaricate, with flowers only in the upper 1/2-1/3; leaves of the base of inflorescence up to 6 x 3 cm.; pedicels 4-18 mm. long, rather thickened towards the apex; bracts oblong-linear to elliptic.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2·5-8(10) mm. long, campanulate, dark red, falling off with the corolla; tube 1·5-2·75 mm. long; sepals broadly triangular and broader than long, or lanceolate and then slightly longer than broad, acute, apiculate, separated by broad, retuse sinuses.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 30-55 mm. long, dark yellow or orange to red; tube 21·5-37·5(45) mm. long, with the maximum diameter a little above the base, thence attenuate up to the middle and subcylindrical and slightly curved upwards, obscurely 4-angled; lobes 10-16 x 3·5-6(7-25) mm., lanceolate or ovate-oblong, asymmetrical towards the acute apex (rounded at one margin, nearly rectilinear at the other), rather apiculate, reflexed, yellow-orange or light red on the back and yellowish-green suffused with light red on the upper face.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments of the lower stamens inserted 11 mm. above the base of corolla-tube, those of the upper ones 13 mm. above the same; anthers 1·5-2 mm. long, oblong to ovate, dark red, much exserted, those of the upper stamens attaining the upper 1/4 of the corolla-lobes, those of the lower ones attaining nearly the middle of corolla-lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 10·5-13·5(15) mm. long, attenuate into the styles; styles 15-25(30) mm. long, filiform, exserted, the stigmas attaining or exceeding the apex of corolla-lobes.
Morphology General Scales
Scales 1·6-6 mm., bilobed or truncate.

Native to:

Malawi, Mozambique

Kalanchoe elizae A.Berger appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1978 Brown, N.E. [s.n.] K000232908 holotype
Jan 1, 1978 Last, J.T. [s.n.], Mozambique K000232909 holotype
Jan 1, 1978 Robinson, E.A. [5387], Malawi K000285907
Jan 1, 1978 Brummitt, R.K. [11369], Malawi K000285913
Jan 1, 1978 Carvalho, M.F. de [772], Mozambique K000285925
Jan 1, 1978 Leach, L.C. [9771], Malawi K000285909
Jan 1, 1978 Brummitt, R.K. [11369], Malawi K000285914
Jan 1, 1978 Leach, L.C. [9771], Malawi K000285910
Jan 1, 1978 Carvalho, M.F. de [772], Mozambique K000285924
Jan 1, 1978 Robinson, E.A. [5387], Malawi K000285908
Jan 1, 1978 Brummitt, R.K. [11369], Malawi K000285923
Jan 1, 1978 Brummitt, R.K. [11369], Malawi K000285915
Jan 1, 1978 Brummitt, R.K. [9676], Malawi K000285921
Jan 1, 1975 Leach, L.C. [14824], Malawi K000285917
Brummitt [15146], Malawi 43447.000
Brummitt [11369], Malawi 43463.000
Chapman, J.D. [8816], Malawi K000285912
Pawek, J. [12351], Malawi K000285916
Brummitt, R.K. [15146], Malawi K000285922
Chapman, J.D. [7886], Malawi K000285911
Chapman, J.D. [5523], Malawi K000285920
s.coll. [s.n.], Malawi K000285918
Patel, I.H. [825], Malawi K000285919

First published in Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 13: 69 (1903)

Accepted by

  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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