Kalanchoe rotundifolia (Haw.) Haw.

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Kalanchoe rotundifolia

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Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Kalanchoe rotundifolia

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Hill complex, Great Zimbabwe Ruins National Monument.

Kalanchoe rotundifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill complex, Great Zimbabwe Ruins National Monument.

Kalanchoe rotundifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill complex, Great Zimbabwe Ruins National Monument.

Kalanchoe rotundifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hill complex, Great Zimbabwe Ruins National Monument.

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Synonyms: Crassula rotundifolia Haw.
Kalanchoe decumbens Compton
Kalanchoe guillauminii R.-Hamet
Kalanchoe holstii sensu Hutch.
Kalanchoe integerrima Lange
Kalanchoe luebbertiana Engl.
Meristostylus brachycalyx Klotzsch
Verea rotundifolia (Haw.) Dietrich
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect, glabrous, annual or perennial herb, up to 1.2 m. Leaves thinly succulent, grey-green, mostly on the lower stem, scattered and bract-like near the top. Margins usually entire, sometimes with some small lobe-like teeth. Flowers in rather lax terminal, branched inflorescences, rather tubular, bright pink to scarlet with the corolla tube twisting above the developing fruit.
Notes: Several forms have been described. f. rotundifolia, f. peltata R.-Hamet ex R. Fernandes and f. tripartita Raym.-Hamet ex R. Fern are recorded from Mozambique but are not dealt with separately here.
Derivation of specific name: rotundifolia: round-leaved
Habitat: On sandy and rocky soils in various types of woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Socotra, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS,GI,M
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Content last updated: Thursday 8 August 2013
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 84. As Kalanchoe rotundifolia rotundifolia (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23.

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 60 - 62. As Kalanchoe rotundifolia f. rotundifolia, f. tripartita and f. peltata

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 231. (Includes a picture).

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 38.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 52.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Kalanchoe rotundifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124960, retrieved 19 November 2019

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