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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. DR Congo and Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous perennial herb; stem erect, 0.3–3 m. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade oblong, ovate or suborbicular, up to 18 cm. long, 10 cm. wide, apex obtuse, base cuneate, margins crenate, light green; petiole up to 3 cm. long, flattened and grooved above, slightly broadened at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a densely flowered paniculate cyme up to 30(–70) cm. long; pedicels 1–4 mm. long, conspicuously broadened below the flower, glabrous, rarely sparsely pilose (var. subpilosa Cuf. from Ethiopia).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes triangular-subulate, 2–8 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. wide, long-attenuate, connate at the base for 0.1–0.3 mm., glabrous, rarely sparsely pilose (var. subpilosa).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube pale to greenish yellow, limb yellow to dark orange, reddish orange or red; tube 8–12 mm. long; lobes oblong-lanceolate to broadly obovate, 2–5 mm. long, 1.5–4 mm. wide, truncate or retuse, mucronate (mucro 0.2–1 mm. long).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Episepalous stamens with anthers included within the tube by 1.5–2.5 mm., epipetalous stamens with tip of anthers almost attaining the throat of the tube or included with the tube by up to 1 mm.; anthers with apical glands 0.05–0.1 mm. in diameter; anthers of both whorls nearly the same size, broadly oblong, 0.7–0.85 mm. long, 0.5–0.7 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales linear-subulate, 1–3.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels linear-lanceolate, 5–9 mm. long, terminating in styles 1–3.5 mm. long.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre

Kalanchoe densiflora Rolfe appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1963 Snowden, J.D. [556], Kenya K000232745 holotype
Hooper, Kenya 39347.000

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 263 (1919)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.
  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

Literature

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 107, fig. on p.106 (1974).
  • Blundell, Wild Fl. Kenya: 30, photo. 98 (1982).
  • Cuf. in Webbia 19: 714, fig. 3/24–30 (1965).
  • E.A. Bruce in Fl. Pl. Afr. 28, t. 1089 (1950).
  • Jacobsen, Lex. Succ. Pl.: 284 (1974).
  • Raadts in Willdenowia 8: 121 (1977).
  • Rolfe in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1919: 263 (1919).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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