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 and f. tripartita Raym.-Hamet ex R. Fern are recorded from Botswana 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.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Socotra, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa.
Botswana distribution: SE
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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).

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, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Kalanchoe rotundifolia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124960, retrieved 26 April 2018

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