1. Family: Crassulaceae J.St.-Hil.
    1. Genus: Kalanchoe Adans.
      1. Kalanchoe wildii Raym.-Hamet ex R.Fern.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A completely glabrous, 30-70 cm. high biennial succulent, covered everywhere with a ± persistent chalky-white powdery clothing (very dense on the inflorescence).
    Stem
    Stem arising singly from the rosette of leaves of the previous year, usually simple, rarely forked near the base, arched below, then erect, stout, 12-20 mm. in diameter at the base, there leafless and marked with the annular continuous scars of fallen leaves, terete below, sub-4-angled above; lower internodes 0·5-2·2 cm. long, median ones 2-3·7 cm. long, the uppermost ones 2·3-4·5 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves decussate, denser towards the base, erect and ± applied to the stem or the lowermost ± spreading, usually longer than the internodes; lower and median leaves 2-10·5 x 1·7-4 cm., obovate to oblong-spathulate or subcircular, the largest narrowing into a base up to 2 cm. broad, the uppermost ones smaller, bract-like, all rounded at the top, entire, sessile, slightly connate, amplexicaul and decurrent in two raised lines down the stem.
    Flowers
    Flowers erect in ± dense opposite axillary cymes grouped in terminal interrupted or continuous spike-like inflorescences or in thyrsoid panicles, 7-26 x 6-8 cm.; sometimes smaller inflorescences, 4·5-10 x 4 cm., also present in the axils of the lower and median leaves; peduncles of the cymes upright, those of the lower ones up to 7 cm. long; pedicels up to 10 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 5-6·5 mm. long, rather fleshy; tube 1-1·5 mm. long; sepals 2·75-3·5 mm. broad at the base, ovate or broadly elliptic, obtuse or nearly rounded to subacute at the apex.
    Corolla
    Corolla 10-14 mm. long, urceolate, narrowing from the base of the tube to the apex of the lobes; corolla-tube 7-11 mm. long, 4-4·5 mm. in maximum diameter, 4-angled, not constricted below the lobes, orange-pink or yellow within; corolla-lobes 3-5·5 x 2·25-2·75 mm., oblong or subrectangular, rounded or truncate at the apex, not apiculate, inflexed at the margins, subkeeled, fleshy, rigid on drying, erect and connivent.
    Stamens
    Filaments 1 or 2 mm. long, inserted near the mouth of corolla-tube; anthers c. 1 x 1 mm., suborbicular, those of the lower stamens included or subexserted (below, attaining or slightly above the sinuses of corolla-lobes), those of the upper stamens distinctly exserted (reaching to 1/3 or 1/2 of corolla-lobes).
    Fruits
    Follicles ± 7·5 mm. long; styles c. 0·5 mm. long to almost absent; stigmas included or slightly exserted.
    Scales
    Scales 1·5 x 2·5-2·75 mm. transversely subrectangular, rather broader than high, entire.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zimbabwe

    Kalanchoe wildii Raym.-Hamet ex R.Fern. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2.A, 52: 204 (1978)

    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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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/
    © 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 2019. 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