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This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia, Central Kenya.

[FTEA]

Crassulaceae, G.E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Morphology General Habit
Herb to 10(–20) cm. high, perennial from a tuberous rootstock; aerial parts probably dying back annually; stem erect, simple, hairy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, mainly basal, oblong-ovate to broadly ovate, (3–)4–8 cm. long, (1.8–) 2–4.5 cm. wide, apex obtuse, base cuneate or attenuate, margins entire to shallowly and irregularly crenate, sparsely hairy to glabrescent; petiole 1–2 cm. long, subamplexicaul.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a terminal compound cyme, branching ± dichotomously at first, becoming monochasial and flowers secund; the occasional flowers 5-merous; bracts linear-lanceolate, 2–3 mm. long, soon falling; pedicels short, ± 1.5 (3–4 fide Chiovenda) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2.5(–2.8) mm. long; lobes triangular to linear-triangular, connate at the base for ± 0.2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla orange, flecked with longitudinal purple markings; tube cylindrical, slightly inflated, 13 (12–14 fide Chiovenda) mm. long; lobes ovate, 3.5 mm. long, 2 mm. wide (± 6 × 1.5 mm. fide Chiovenda), acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens in 2 series, included, episepalous stamens ± 1 mm. within the corolla-tube, epipetalous stamens 2 mm.; filaments 2 mm. long; anthers with apical gland, oblong, 0.4 mm. long, 0.3 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales linear, ± 2(–3) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels cylindrical-lanceolate, 9(–11) mm. long, rather fleshy, with longitudinal purple markings, connate at the base for ± 1 mm. (gynophore), tapering into styles ± 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, oblong-ovoid, ± 0.4 mm. long, 0.2 mm. wide, longitudinally striate (slightly immature).
Figures
Fig. 8.
Habitat
Deciduous bushland, with Acacia and Sanseveria, arid red soil with quartz rocks; 850 m.
Distribution
K4

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia

Kalanchoe bipartita Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Res. Sci. Somalia Ital. 1: 75 (1916)

Accepted by

  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Chiov., Result. Sci. Miss. Stef.-Paoli, Coll. Bot.: 75 (1916).
  • Cuf. in Webbia 19:742, fig. 4/68 (1965)
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 166 (1954).
  • Jacobsen, Lex. Succ. pl.: 283 (1974).
  • Raadts in Willdenowia 9: 286 (1979).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0