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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Rwanda and Tanzania, Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Crassulaceae, G.E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous pruinose perennial; stem erect or decumbent at the base, 0.3–1.2 m. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade narrowly to broadly ovate, up to 10 cm. long, 7 cm. wide, apex acute to obtuse, base cuneate, margins bluntly serrate to crenate, rarely subentire, glaucous or glaucescent, sometimes with maroon or purple spots beneath; petiole 0.5–2.5 cm. long, slightly flattened and grooved above, not broadened at the base, often ± slightly constricted at point of attachment and easily detachable from the stem.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a paniculate cyme 25 cm. or more long; pedicels 2–5(–8) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes linear-lanceolate to linear-subulate, (2–)3–6 mm. long, 1–2 mm. wide, connate at the base for (0.2–) 0.5–1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla orange-yellow to pink, vermillion, crimson or scarlet, lower part of tube greenish; tube (5–)10–12(–14) mm. long; lobes lanceolate-ovate, (3–)5–6.5 mm. long, (1–)1.8–2.5 mm. wide, acute, mucronate (mucro 0.2–1 mm. long).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anthers with apical glands 0.05–0.1 mm. in diameter; episepalous stamens 1–2 mm. included within the tube, anthers oblong (0.6–)0.85–0.9 mm. long, 0.55–0.6 mm. wide; epipetalous stamens 0–1 mm. included within the tube, anthers oblong (0.55–) 0.7–0.75 mm. long, 0.5–0.6 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales linear, 2–3.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels linear-lanceolate, (4.5–)6.5–8(–10) mm. long, terminating in styles 1–2 mm. long.
Habitat
Dry open bushland and grassland, thickets, stony hillsides, riverine bushland and forest, mostly on rocky ground, sometimes on steep rocks in shade; 550–2100 m.
Distribution
K2 K3 K4 K6 K7 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 U2 U3 U4

Native to:

Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre

Kalanchoe glaucescens Britten appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1979 Brown, N.E. [s.n.] K000232747 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1979 Brown, N.E. [s.n.] K000232748 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1963 Holst, C. [8811a], Tanzania K000232746 isotype
Collenette [1295], Saudi Arabia 43187.000
Wood [2153], Yemen 43336.000
Yemen 43394.000
Yemen 43397.000
Verdcourt, B. [2900], Tanzania 783.000
Drake-Brockman [322], Somalia K000232770
Brown, N.E. [s.n.] K000232771 holotype
Brown, N.E. [s.n.] K000232772 Unknown type material
Schimper [724], Ethiopia K000232773 Unknown type material
Bally, P.R.O. [10287] Kalanchoe flammea 13858.000
Bally, P.R.O. [10223], Somalia Kalanchoe flammea 39337.000
Somalia Kalanchoe flammea 43190.000
Bailes [150], Somalia Kalanchoe flammea 45287.000

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 2: 393 (1871)

Accepted by

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Ghazanfar, S.A. (2007). Flora of Oman 2: 1-220. National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Meise.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 107 (1974).
  • Blundell, Wild Fl. Kenya: 31, photo. 156 (1982).
  • Britten in Flora of Tropical Africa 2: 393 (1871), pro parte.
  • Cuf. in Webbia 19: 718 (1965).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 167 (1954).
  • Engl. in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 1(1): 117, 122, 127 (1910).
  • Engl., Hochgebirgsfl. Trop. Afr.: 232 (1892)
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 1: 76, fig. 52 (1950).
  • Jacobsen, Lex. Succ. Pl.: 285 (1974)
  • Raadts in Willdenowia 8: 117 (1977).

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