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.

Malawi: 9 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 BrittenNImage
crenata (Andrews) Haw.NDescription, Image
dyeri N.E. Br.N
elizae Berger[NrEnd]SDescription, Image
humilis BrittenS
laciniata (L.) DC.N,C,S
lanceolata (Forssk.) Pers.C,SDescription, Image
lateritia Engl.S
latisepala N.E. Br.C,S

Other sources of information about Kalanchoe:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Kalanchoe
Flora of Caprivi: Kalanchoe
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Kalanchoe
Flora of Mozambique: 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
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
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, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Kalanchoe.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=644, retrieved 18 June 2024

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