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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
A succulent perennial, up to c. 4 m. tall.
Morphology Stem
Stem stout, nearly woody below, erect or ascending, simple, terete, glabrous, emitting sterile shoots at the base.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves decussate, scattered, impari–pinnatisect, rarely undivided, glabrous, petiolate; segments 7–15 x 1·5–5 cm., oblong, ovate–oblong or oblong–lanceolate, asymmetric and decurrent at the base, crenate or again pinnatisect, obtuse at the apex; petiole up to 16 (or more?) cm. long, rather broadened at the base, amplexicaul.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pendulous, in dense cymes disposed in a terminal 40–80 x 20–40 cm. pSnicle, frequently ± numerous abortive flowers replaced by pseudobulbils of minute leaves; pedicels 8–15 mm. long, very slender, densely papillose (papillae short, obtuse).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx inflated–subcampanulate, bluntly 4–angled, green, shortly papillose; tube 13–16 mm. long; lobes 3·25–4 x 5·5–7 mm., semiorbicular, shortly acuminate–cuspidate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla–tube 18–24 mm. long, constricted above the carpels, suburceolate upwards, green; corolla–lobes 2·75–3·3 x 3–4 mm., subovate, suddenly acuminate–cuspidate, spreading, yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens inserted below the middle of the corolla–tube, distinctly exserted; anthers 2–2·6 x 1·3–1·45 mm., ovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 7–8·2 mm. long, connate at the base ror c. 2 mm.; styles 17–20 mm. long.
Morphology General Scales
Scales 1·3–1·6 x 2–2·4 mm., semicircular, emarginate.

Native to:

Madagascar

Introduced into:

Canary Is., Ethiopia, Jawa, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe

Kalanchoe prolifera (Bowie ex Hook.) Raym.-Hamet appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
32889.000
s.coll. [s.n.], Madagascar K001094791
Madagascar Bryophyllum proliferum K000232802
Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [12945], Madagascar Bryophyllum proliferum K000232803
s.coll. [s.n.], Tanzania Bryophyllum proliferum K001094759

First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2, 8: 19 (1908)

Accepted by

  • Smith, G.F., Figueiredo, E. & van Wyk, A.E. (2019). Kalanchoe [Crassulaceae] in southern Africa: 1-328. Academic Press, Elsevier.
  • Van Steenis, C.G.G.J. (ed.) (1948-1954). Flora Malesiana 4: 1-631. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 3: 1-449. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • 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.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Smith, G.F., Figueiredo, E. & van Wyk, A.E. (2019). Kalanchoe [Crassulaceae] in southern Africa: 1-328. Academic Press, Elsevier.
  • Van Steenis, C.G.G.J. (ed.) (1948-1954). Flora Malesiana 4: 1-631. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.

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