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This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Zimbabwe to S. Africa.
Kalanchoe paniculata

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
A usually biennial completely glabrous succulent, up to 1·30 m. tall (incl. the inflorescence).
Morphology Stem
Stem 12-18 cm. long in the first year, with numerous subrosulate leaves, elongating in the second year into the floriferous stem with ± scattered leaves, stout, subquadrangular at the base, rigid, erect, simple.
Morphology Leaves
Lower subrosulate leaves very large, up to 24.5 cm. long (including the flat, up to 5 cm. long subpetiolar base) and 16 cm. broad, subcircular, broadly obovate or ovate-spathulate, rounded at the apex, attenuate or contracted below; cauline leaves decussate, in 2-4 pairs, smaller (the uppermost bract-like), oblong-ovate, sessile, decurrent, all entire, ± conduplicate (the lamina folded upwards), arched-reflexed, rather fleshy, rigid-coriaceous on drying.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers uniformly reddish-brown on drying, in dense, several times trichotomous cymes, forming a flat-topped corymb-like terminal inflorescence up to 38 cm. (or more) long and 40 cm. in diameter; main branches stout, straight, suberect; pedicels 4-7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx green, rather shorter than the corolla; calyx-tube 1-2 mm. long; sepals 1-3·5 x 1·5-2·1 mm. deltate, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla 11·5-14 mm. long; corolla-tube ±11 mm. long, broader (c. 3 mm. in diam.) near the base, distinctly 4-angled, the angles with a raised subrigid nerve at maturity prolonged along the lobes, narrowing successively towards the base of the limb and contracted there, yellow-green; corolla-lobes (2)2·5-3 x 1·5-2 mm., ovate, acute, apiculate, yellow-green or yellow outside, yellow or orange-yellow on the inner surface, erect but not connivent, finally reflexed or subreflexed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments 2·1 or 2·9 mm. long; anthers 0·75-1 mm. long, oblong, the lower ones below the sinus between the corolla-lobes, the upper ones slightly exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Follicles 8-9 mm. long; styles 1-1-5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 0·5-1 mm. long.
Morphology General Scales
Scales 2-2·5 mm. long, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, emarginate.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Kalanchoe paniculata Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bullock, A.A., Zambia 13857.000
Zeyher [671], South Africa K000232854 Unknown type material
Burke [s.n.], South Africa K000232857 Unknown type material

First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 2: 380 (1862)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Smith, G.F., Figueiredo, E. & van Wyk, A.E. (2019). Kalanchoe [Crassulaceae] in southern Africa: 1-328. Academic Press, Elsevier.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1983). Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 1-394. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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