Bryophyllum tubiflorum Harv.

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Bryophyllum tubiflorum

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Whaleback near Zembe along Sussundenga road

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Synonyms: Bryophyllum delagoense (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Schinz
Kalanchoe delagoensis Eckl. & Zeyh.
Kalanchoe tubiflora (Harv.) Raym.-Hamet
Common names: Chandelier plant (English)
Status: Introduced
Hairless perennial succulent, reproducing asexually by means of small plantlets borne at the leaf apex. Stem erect, up to 1 m, often with short sterile shoots at the base. Leaves alternate or 3-whorled, spreading, terete, grey-green with darker spots or stipes, 3-9 teeth at the apex. Flowers pendent in a terminal inflorescence, orange-red.
Derivation of specific name: tubiflorum: with tubular flowers
Habitat: Disturbed places, such as roadside verges.
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Flowering time:May - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Native to Madagascar, but commonly cultivated and widespread as an escape.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Content last updated: Saturday 5 June 2010

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 67.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 37.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bryophyllum tubiflorum
African Plant Database: Bryophyllum tubiflorum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bryophyllum tubiflorum
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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: Species information: Bryophyllum tubiflorum., retrieved 20 June 2024

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