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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Central Zimbabwe, KwaZulu-Natal to SE. Cape Prov.

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

Morphology General Habit
A perennial (or biennial?) succulent, glandular-pubescent throughout; hairs of the indumentum up to 1 mm. long, capitate-glandular, slightly rigid, spreading, whitish or pale tawny, ± dense, rather dense on the inflorescence.
Morphology Stem
Stem curved at the base, then erect, robust, terete, smooth, pale; lower internodes ± 1 cm. long, the uppermost up to 6 cm.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves not or slightly connate, not decurrent along the stem, attenuate into a petiole or cuneate into a subpetiolar base, the uppermost sessile; lamina up to 8·5(11) x 6·5(9) cm., ovate, rounded to subacute at the top, irregularly dentate, sinuate-dentate or repand-dentate at the margin, flat, succulent but not thick, nearly membranous on drying, dull green, pubescent-glandular on both sides; petiole up to 3·5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers erect in dense cymes, forming either a solitary terminal corymb or a panicle-like inflorescence up to 37 cm. long; branches of the inflorescence up to 24 cm. long; pedicels up to 5·75 mm. long, thick, rather broadened below the calyx.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3·5-5·5 mm. long, green in flower, yellowish to hyaline in fruit, membranous on drying; tube (0·5)1-1·5 mm. long, truncate and circumscissile at the base after anthesis; sepals 2·3 mm. broad at the base, deltate to ovate, acute (but neither attenuate nor cuspidate).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 13·5-17 mm. long; tube rather swollen in the lower half to nearly spherical in fruit, contracted into a cylindrical-tubular portion above the carpels, sparsely pubescent, yellowish; corolla-lobes 4·5-7·25 x 2·5-3·25 mm., elliptic to obovate-oblong, acute, erect, connivent in fruit, orange.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamen-filaments insertedd above the middle of corolla-tube, those of lower stamens c. 1 mm. long; anthers ± 0·5 mm. long, included, the upper ones c. 2 mm. below the base of corolla-lobes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles 5·5-7·5 mm. long (with the styles); styles 1·25-2 mm. long.
Morphology General Scales
Scales 2-2·75 mm. long, linear.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Zimbabwe

Kalanchoe hirta Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 2: 397 (1862)

Accepted by

  • Smith, G.F., Figueiredo, E. & van Wyk, A.E. (2019). Kalanchoe [Crassulaceae] in southern Africa: 1-328. Academic Press, Elsevier.

Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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