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.

Botswana: 5 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 BrittenN,SEImage
lanceolata (Forssk.) Pers.N,SW,SEDescription, Image
paniculata Harv.
rotundifolia (Haw.) Haw.SEDescription, Image
thyrsiflora Harv.SE

Other sources of information about Kalanchoe:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Kalanchoe
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Kalanchoe
Flora of Malawi: 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 Botswana: Genus page: Kalanchoe.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=644, retrieved 12 April 2024

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