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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Uganda to Kenya and N. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous pruinose presumably hapaxanthic herb; stem robust, erect, 0.5–3 m. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blade subovate or cordate, usually boat-shaped, up to 15 cm. long, 6 cm. wide, apex acute to acuminate, median leaves usually with 2 small lobes or auricles at the base, margins entire to subentire, glaucous above, pale green and usually with purple or maroon mottling beneath; petiole up to 5 cm. long, ± round and slightly broadened at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence lax, many-flowered, up to 30 cm. or more long; pedicels 5–10(–15) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes lanceolate-subulate, 2–5.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, acute, connate at the base for 0.5–1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube greenish white or cream, limb cream or pale yellow; tube 17–22 mm. long; lobes lanceolate-ovate to obovate, 4.5–6.5 mm. long, 2.5–4 mm. wide, obtuse-apiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anthers with apical glands ± 0.15 mm. in diameter; episepalous stamens included 0–2 mm. within the tube, anthers oblong, ± 1.3 mm. long, 0.75–0.85 mm. wide; epipetalous stamens with anthers exserted to half included, anthers oblong, ± 1.1 mm. long, 0.7–0.8 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales linear, 2.5–4 mm. long, ± 3-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels linear-subulate, 10–14 mm. long, attenuated into styles 6–8 mm. long.
Habitat
Wooded grassland, bushland and scrub, sometimes on rocky slopes; 250–2100 m.
Distribution
K1 K2 K3 K4 K6 K7 T2 U1 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

Kalanchoe mitejea Leblanc & Raym.-Hamet appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kenya 39242.000
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094789
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094787
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094790
s.coll. [s.n.] K001094788

First published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 5: 305 (1913)

Accepted by

  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Wickens, G.E. (1987). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Crassulaceae: 1-66.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Berger in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, ed. 2, 18a: 406 (1930).
  • Jacobsen, Lex. Succ. Pl.: 287 (1974).
  • Leblanc & Raym.-Hamet in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 5:305 (1913).
  • Raadts in Willdenowia 8: 110 (1977).
  • Raym.-Hamet & Marn.-Lap. in Archiv. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. Paris, sér. 7, 8: 81, photo. 29/96 & 97 (1964).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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