1. Family: Crassulaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Kalanchoe Adans.
      1. Kalanchoe latisepala N.E.Br.

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A perennial semi-shrubby succulent 28-96 cm. high with a ± dense indumentum of short, spreading, glandular-headed hairs, except on the base of the stem and on the lower leaves which are glabrous.
    Stem
    Stem erect, usually simple, woody and 1-1·5 cm. thick (sometimes nearly globose-conical) below, covered there with a smooth and papery bark, then terete, rugose and with the scars of the fallen leaves ± raised, finally subquadrangular and up to 0·5 cm. in diameter above, green or greenish-yellow to purple-brown mainly below; median internodes 0·5-3 cm. long, the two uppermost ones respectively 2-3 cm. and 4·5-5·5 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves usually sessile or sometimes with a subpetiolar broad base, amplexicaul, erect-spreading, flat, fleshy, carinate beneath, canaliculate above, green, shining; lower leaves 11-12·5 x 7·2-9 cm., obovate-cuneate, rounded at the top, irregularly crenate or subcrenate-dentate at the margin, except along the base; median leaves 4·5-8·5 x 3·3-3·7 cm., oblong-cuneate; upper leaves obovate-oblong to oblong-spathulate, smaller, concave.
    Flowers
    Flowers in cymes forming a terminal, usually dense corymb-like inflorescence 9-18 cm. in diam.; pedicels 5-10 mm. long, erect; bracts elliptical-oblong, acute, apiculate.
    Calyx
    Calyx 8-16 mm. long, green, shining; calyx-tube 2·5-5 mm. long; sepals 7-13 x 4-6 mm., oblong, ovate-lanceolate or ovate, ± attenuate, acute, fleshy, shortly glandular-pubescent on both faces.
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube 30-34·5 mm. long, suburceolate-quadrangular in the lower 12 mm. and there c. 8 mm. in diameter, then attenuate into a narrow, quadrangular-tubular upper portion up to 3·5 mm. in diameter, straight, white or greenish-white, glandular-pubescent; corolla-lobes 12-15 x 6·5-9 mm., ovate or elliptical-ovate, contracted at the base, acute and apiculate at the apex, spreading or reflexed, white, shortly glandular-pubescent on the outside.
    Stamens
    Filaments of the lower stamens very short, inserted ± 25 mm. distant from the base of the corolla; filaments of the upper ones 1·5-2 mm. long, insertedd at the base of the corolla-lobes; anthers yellow, the lower ones c. 2 mm. long, broadly ovate, included, with the base ± 6 mm. distant from the sinus between the lobes of the corolla, the upper ones c. 1 mm. long, oblong, exserted.
    Fruits
    Follicles 12-15 mm. long; styles 17·5-20 mm. long, exserted for c. 3·5 mm.
    Scales
    Scales 3·5-7 mm. long, usually linear.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique

    Kalanchoe latisepala N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1978 Burtt, B.D. [6257], Malawi K000285830
    Mar 22, 1907 Brown, N.E. [s.n.] K000232911 holotype
    Leach, L.C. [11047], Mozambique K000285833
    Leach, L.C. [11047], Mozambique K000285834
    Leach, L.C. [11047], Mozambique K000285835
    Brummitt, R.K. [10074], Malawi K000285827
    Brummitt, R.K. [10074], Malawi K000285832
    Brummitt, D.R.K. [10074], Malawi 2700.062
    Chapman, J.D. [5850], Malawi K000285828
    Chapman, J.D. [1368], Malawi K000285829
    Owen, D. [029], Malawi 54719.000
    Iwarsson, M. [765], Malawi K000285831

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1908: 435 (1908)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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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