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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous pruinose perennial; stem erect or decumbent at the base, 0.6–2 m. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate, peltate or auriculate; basal leaves suborbicular, cuneate or slightly cordate at the base, margins entire; upper leaves lanceolate; petioles of median leaves 3–10 cm. long, ± terete, slightly broadened at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a paniculate cyme, up to 35 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes lanceolate, 9–16 mm. long, 3–5 mm. wide, acute, connate at the base for 1–2 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube greenish, limb cream outside, cream, yellow, pink or salmon-pink inside; tube 17–21 mm. long; lobes ovate-lanceolate, 8–11 mm. long, 3–5.5 mm. wide, mucronate (mucro ± 1 mm. long).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Anthers with apical glands ± 0.25 mm. in diameter; episepalous stamens included 1–2.5 mm. within the tube, anthers oblong, ± 2 mm. long, 1 mm. wide; epipetalous stamens exserted, anthers oblong, 1.4–1.6 mm. long, 0.8–0.9 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales linear-subulate, 2.5–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels linear-lanceolate, 10–12 mm. long, attenuate into styles 6–9 mm. long.

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Introduced into:

Uganda

Kalanchoe nyikae Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1976 Jeffery, G,W, [B7993], Kenya K000232753 holotype
Jan 1, 1976 Jeffery, G,W, [B7993], Kenya K000232754 Unknown type material

First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 189 (1895)

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

  • Engl., Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 189 (1895).
  • Raadts in Willdenowia 8: 111 (1977).
  • Raym.-Hamet & Marn.-Lap. in Archiv. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat. Paris, sér. 7, 8: 84, photo. 30/103 (1964).
  • Raym.-Hamet, Crass. Icon. Select. 4, t. 61–64 (1960).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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