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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & S. Ethiopia to N. Uganda, SW. Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tomentose perennial herb 20–90(–150) cm. high; hairs pointed, non-glandular; stem grey or brownish-grey below, grey-green above.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves sessile or petiolate, blade lanceolate to ± rhombic, or ovate to subcircular, up to 12 cm. long, 4 cm. wide, cuneate at the base, margins dentate or dissected, velvety, grey or brownish green; petiole, if present, up to 2 cm. long, flattened and grooved above, not broadened at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence up to 15 cm. long; pedicels 1–2 mm. long, stout.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes subulate to triangular-lanceolate, 4–8 mm. long, 1–1.8 mm. wide, connate at the base for 0.1–1 mm., tomentose without, also on lobes within.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale, lemon or golden yellow or buff-orange-pink, tomentose without; tube 10–12 mm. long; lobes obovate, 5–7 mm. long, 2.8–3.5 mm. wide, mucronate (mucro 0.3–1 mm. long).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Episepalous stamens included, 1–2 mm. below the epipetalous stamens; epipetalous stamens barely protruding to 1.5 mm. included within the corolla-tube; anthers with apical glands ± 0.8 mm. in diameter, both whorls nearly the same size, oblong-ovate, 0.7–1.1 mm. long, 0.5–0.65 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales linear-lanceolate, 2.5–3.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels linear-lanceolate, 6–8.5 mm. long, terminating in styles 1–2 mm. long.
Habitat
Deciduous woodland, bushland and grassland, scrubland thicket, sandy-loamy soil, stony ground or in rock crevices; 1000–2100 m.
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 U1

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Uganda, Yemen

Kalanchoe citrina Schweinf. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
s.coll. [s.n.], Somalia 29047.267
Collenette [2114], Saudi Arabia 29047.351
Hale, A.J. [142], Ethiopia 39243.000
Bally, P.R.O. [9151], Ethiopia 39336.000
Brandham [2290], Kenya 40824.000
Bally, P.R.O. [9151], Ethiopia K000232768
Schweinfurth, G. [1831] K000838475 lectotype
Ohlson, R., Eritrea Kalanchoe citrina var. ballyi 29047.264

First published in H.G.A.Engler & O.Drude, Veg. Erde 9(III 1): 285 (1915)

Accepted by

  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Miller, A.G. & Cope, T.A. (1996). Flora of the Arabian peninsula and Socotra 1: 1-586. Edinburgh university press.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 1 (1): 129 (1910)
  • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (1): 285 (1915).
  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 107 (1974).
  • Cuf. in Webbia 19: 740, fig. 4/64–67 (1965).
  • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 166 (1954).
  • Hutch. & Bruce in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1941: 88 (1941).
  • Jacobsen, Lex. Succ. Pl.: 283 (1974).
  • Raadts in Willdenowia 8: 147 (1977).
  • Raym.-Hamet in Bull. Herb. Boiss., sér. 2, 8: 35 (1908).
  • Schweinf. in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4, App. 2: 199 (1896).

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