3166.000 Kalanchoe Adans.

Description of the genus

Biennial, perennial or sometimes annual, succulent herbs. Leaves usually opposite and decussate, connate at the base, the lower set close together; uppermost bract-like; lamina entire or rarely pinnatifid; margin entire, crenate or serrate. Inflorescence terminal, composed of cymes arranged in a panicle, corymb or thyrse. Flowers 4-merous, erect, relatively large and showy. Corolla lobes united below into a tetragonous tube, this rounded and swollen at the base and usually constricted above; lobes usually apiculate. Stamens 8. Carpels 4, ± connate at base. Nectariferous scales semi-circular to linear.

Worldwide: 125 species (incl. Bryophyllum) in the Old World tropics, especially Africa and Madagascar.

Mozambique: 16 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Anthene definita (Common hairtail)
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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brachyloba Welw. ex BrittenMS,GI,MImage
elizae Berger[NrEnd]N,ZDescription, Image
fernandesii Raym.-Hamet[End]N
hametiorum Raym.-Hamet[End]N,Z
humilis BrittenN,Z
laciniata (L.) DC.T
lanceolata (Forssk.) Pers.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
lateritia Engl.N,Z,MS,GI
latisepala N.E. Br.N
leblanciae Raym.-HametMS,GI,M
luciae Raym.-Hamet subsp. luciae MSDescription, Image
paniculata Harv.M
rotundifolia (Haw.) Haw.Z,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
sexangularis N.E. Br. var. sexangularis GI,M
sexangularis N.E. Br. var. intermedia (R. Fern.) R. Fern.MS
velutina Welw. ex Britten subsp. chimanimaniensis (R. Fern.) R. Fern.[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kalanchoe:

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Flora of Botswana: Kalanchoe
Flora of Caprivi: Kalanchoe
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Kalanchoe
Flora of Malawi: Kalanchoe
Flora of Zambia: Kalanchoe
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kalanchoe
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Kalanchoe

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kalanchoe
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kalanchoe
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kalanchoe
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Kalanchoe
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iNaturalist: Kalanchoe
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kalanchoe
JSTOR Plant Science: Kalanchoe
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kalanchoe
Plants of the World Online: Kalanchoe
Tropicos: Kalanchoe
Wikipedia: Kalanchoe

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Kalanchoe.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=644, retrieved 17 June 2024

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