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This species is accepted, and its native range is Eritrea to Rwanda and N. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous pruinose perennial; stem erect or decumbent at the base, 0.5–1.3 m. or more tall.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite, sessile, obovate to broadly obovate or subcircular, up to 20(–25) cm. long, 13 cm. wide, apex obtuse, base cuneate and semi-amplexicaul, margins entire, undulate, crenate or serrate, glaucous, often with purple markings above and beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a paniculate cyme borne on a flowering stem up to 30 cm. or more long; pedicels ± 15(–25) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes linear-triangular, (5–) 10–17 mm. long, (2–)3–6 mm. wide, long-attenuate, connate at the base for 1–2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white, rarely cream, sometimes flushed with pink, greenish on the lower part of the tube; tube (19–)45–120 mm. long; lobes overlapping in bud, lanceolate to broadly obovate, (6–)10–25 mm. long, 6–13 mm. wide, mucronate (mucro ± 2 mm. long).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anthers oblong, with apical glands ± 0.3–0.4 mm. in diameter; episepalous stamens included within the corolla-tube, anthers ± (1.5–) 4–5 mm. long, (0.7–)1.5–2.5 mm. wide; epipetalous stamens barely protruding, anthers ± (0.9–)2–2.5 mm. long, (0.5–)1–1.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales linear, (4–)4.5–9(–12.5) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels ovate-lanceolate, (9–)15–30 mm. long, attenuate into styles (9–)30–80 mm. long.
Habitat
Rocky slopes and cultivated lands; (1200–)1800–2400 m.
Distribution
K1 K4 K6 T2 U2 U4

Native to:

Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Introduced into:

Leeward Is., Tunisia

Kalanchoe marmorata Baker appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1974 Lebrun, J. [9094], Congo K000232784 isotype
Jan 1, 1963 Keller [176], Somalia K000232778 isotype
Jan 1, 1963 Cole, E. [s.n.], Somalia K000232777 holotype
Jan 1, 1963 Lort Phillips, E. [s.n.], Somalia K000232776 holotype
Jan 1, 1963 Penzig [s.n.], Ethiopia K000232779 holotype
Ethiopia 37316.000
Bally, P.R.O. 13854.000
Hale, J. [81], Ethiopia 39080.000
Gillett, J.B. [4068] Kalanchoe somaliensis 14441.000

First published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 12: 300 (1892)

Accepted by

  • von Raab-Straube, E. & Raus, T. (eds.) (2019). Euro+Med-Checklist notulae, 10 Willdenowia 49: 95-115.
  • 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.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • 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.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • von Raab-Straube, E. & Raus, T. (eds.) (2019). Euro+Med-Checklist notulae, 10 Willdenowia 49: 95-115.
  • 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.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
  • 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.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Raadts in Willdenowia 13: 374, fig. 1 (1983).
  • Raadts in Willdenowia 8: 106 (1977)
  • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 107 (1974).
  • Jacobsen, Lex. Succ. Pl.: 287 (1974).
  • Cuf. in Webbia 19: 725 (1965).
  • Toussaint in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 2: 563 (1951).
  • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 1(1): 119 (1910).
  • Raym.-Hamet in Bull. Herb. Boiss., sér 2, 8: 28 (1908).
  • Hook. in Bot. Mag. 120, t. 7333 (1894).
  • Bak. in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 12: 300 (1892).

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