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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to N. KwaZulu-Natal.

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

Morphology General Habit
A perennial (or biennial?) succulent herb, completely glabrous, 0·30-1·60 m. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stem erect, usually simple or sometimes 2-forked at the top (by abortion of the main axis), up to 7 mm. thick and woody at base, slender upwards, ± distinctly 4-angled, smooth, reddish and covered with a very tenuous whitish bloom, slightly dilatate at nodes, leafless at flowering time at least below; lower internodes 0·5-1·7 cm. long, the upper ones increasing up to 13 cm.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 10 x 2(2·8) cm., oblong to oblong-spathulate, rarely oblong-obovate, rounded or obtuse at the apex, crenate, sinuate-crenate or irregularly serrate-lobed at the margin, sessile, but attenuate into a broad, sometimes subpetiolar base, neither connate nor amplexicaul, fleshy, flat, chartaceous and dark brown on drying, decussate, spreading to upright, the uppermost bract-like and appressed to the stem, very caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers erect in dense dichotomous cymes forming usually a terminal corymb-like, reddish-brown inflorescence 3-15 x 3-13 cm., or sometimes panicles up to 30 x 17 cm.; branches of the inflorescence opposite or nearly so, upright or erect-patent, the lower ones of the panicles up to 17·5 cm. long; internodes of panicles up to 14·5 cm. long; pedicels 3-4·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube up to 0·9 mm. long; calyx-lobes 1-1·25 mm. long, oblong-lanceolate to lanceolate or triangular, acute, appressed to the corolla-tube.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 8-11·5 mm. long, yellow-green to yellow or salmon to bright red, reddish-brown throughout or with the lobes darker than the tube on drying; tube 4-angled, finally swollen in the lower half in fruit, contracted but not twisted above the follicles; corolla-lobes 2-3·1 x 1·75-2 mm., suboblong to ovate, rounded or obtuse and apiculate at the apex, flat or folded along the middle, usually not twisted, erect (but not connivent) or subspreading.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments ± 1·5 mm. long, inserted above the middle of corolla-tube; anthers 0·5-0·8 mm., oblong, orange or reddish, usually all included, the upper ones with the apices ± at corolla-throat level or sometimes half-exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles 5·5-6 mm. long, attenuate; styles 0·75-1·25 mm. long, thick, reddish, included.
Morphology General Scales
Scales ± 1·5 x 0·4 mm., linear-lanceolate, subacute.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

Kalanchoe leblanciae Raym.-Hamet appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 11: 292 (1912)

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.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0