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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Malawi.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Crassulaceae, R. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
A completely glabrous, 60-75 cm. high, perennial succulent.
Morphology Stem
Stem 1·8-2·5 cm. in diameter at the base, erect, stout, terete, smooth, glaucous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, spreading; lamina 4·8-19 x 3·1-112·5 cm., elliptic or, in the upper leaves, ovate, obtuse to nearly acute at the apex, rounded or cuneate at the base, irregularly crenate-dentate at the margin, fleshy, flat or with the sides ± inflexed, green above (with purplish midrib and main nerves), glaucous beneath; petiole 3·8-7·5 cm. long, 8-12·6 mm. broad and of approximately equal thickness, semiterete (convex beneath, flattened or canaliculate above), dilated at the base, semiamplexicaul; leaves of the uppermost pair 1·3-5 cm. long bract-like, oblong or spathulate, entire, sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers large, upright, in 3-8-flowered cymes, forming corymbose inflorescences 22-30 x 15-22 cm., with suberect branches; pedicels 16-19 mm. long and 1·5-2 mm. in diameter, glaucous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube 1-1·75 mm. long; sepals 6-12 mm. long and 1-4 mm. broad at the base, oblong, attenuate, obtuse to acute, separated by rounded sinuses, fleshy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube 43-50 mm. long and 7-12·6 mm. in diameter at the subquadrangular base, thence attenuate, pale green; corolla-lobes 18·25 x 9·5-15 mm., lanceolate to elliptic, acute but not apiculate, pure white, spreading.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments of the lower stamens c. 1·6 mm. long, those of the upper ones c. 2 mm. long; anthers apiculate, yellow, those of the lower stamens 1·6-2 mm. long and c. 8 mm. below the sinuses between the corolla-lobes, those of the upper ones c. 1-1·25 mm. long, slightly exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels 16-22 mm. long; styles 22-24 mm. long, filiform; stigmas included, c. 3 mm. below the base of corolla-lobes.
Morphology General Scales
Scales c. 10·5 mm. long, linear, bifid.

Native to:

Malawi

Kalanchoe dyeri N.E.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 2, 1904 Brown, N.E. [s.n.] K000232910 Unknown type material
14438.000
McClounie, J. [35], Malawi K000285698

First published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 31: 354 (1902)

Accepted by

  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
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