1. Family: Crassulaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Kalanchoe Adans.
      1. Kalanchoe mitejea Leblanc & Raym.-Hamet

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Uganda to Kenya and N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Glabrous pruinose presumably hapaxanthic herb; stem robust, erect, 0.5–3 m. high.
    Leaves
    Leaves petiolate; blade subovate or cordate, usually boat-shaped, up to 15 cm. long, 6 cm. wide, apex acute to acuminate, median leaves usually with 2 small lobes or auricles at the base, margins entire to subentire, glaucous above, pale green and usually with purple or maroon mottling beneath; petiole up to 5 cm. long, ± round and slightly broadened at the base.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence lax, many-flowered, up to 30 cm. or more long; pedicels 5–10(–15) mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes lanceolate-subulate, 2–5.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, acute, connate at the base for 0.5–1 mm.
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube greenish white or cream, limb cream or pale yellow; tube 17–22 mm. long; lobes lanceolate-ovate to obovate, 4.5–6.5 mm. long, 2.5–4 mm. wide, obtuse-apiculate.
    Stamens
    Anthers with apical glands ± 0.15 mm. in diameter; episepalous stamens included 0–2 mm. within the tube, anthers oblong, ± 1.3 mm. long, 0.75–0.85 mm. wide; epipetalous stamens with anthers exserted to half included, anthers oblong, ± 1.1 mm. long, 0.7–0.8 mm. wide.
    Nectaries
    Nectary scales linear, 2.5–4 mm. long, ± 3-fid.
    Carpels
    Carpels linear-subulate, 10–14 mm. long, attenuated into styles 6–8 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Wooded grassland, bushland and scrub, sometimes on rocky slopes; 250–2100 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K4 K6 K7 T2 U1 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Kalanchoe mitejea Leblanc & Raym.-Hamet appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kenya 39242.000
    s.coll. [s.n.] K001094787
    s.coll. [s.n.] K001094788
    s.coll. [s.n.] K001094789
    s.coll. [s.n.] K001094790

    First published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 5: 305 (1913)

    Accepted by

    • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Raadts in Willdenowia 8: 110 (1977).
    • Jacobsen, Lex. Succ. Pl.: 287 (1974).
    • Raym.-Hamet & Marn.-Lap. in Archiv. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. Paris, sér. 7, 8: 81, photo. 29/96 & 97 (1964).
    • Berger in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, ed. 2, 18a: 406 (1930).
    • Leblanc & Raym.-Hamet in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 5:305 (1913).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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
    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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