1. Family: Crassulaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Kalanchoe Adans.
      1. Kalanchoe elizae A.Berger

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Malawi to Mozambique.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A completely glabrous perennial succulent, up to 1·8 m. high (with the inflorescence).
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Scales
    Scales 1·6-6 mm., bilobed or truncate.

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    Distribution

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

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

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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