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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (W. Usambara Mountains).

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb, up to 1.2 m. high; stem erect or decumbent at the base and rooting at the lower nodes, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves glabrous, sessile, obovate or oblong, up to 10 cm. long, 5 cm. wide, apex obtuse, base cuneate and semi-amplexicaul, margins entire or slightly sinuate, green.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence ± globose, up to 15(–25) cm. long, glandular-pubescent with short-stalked glandular hairs up to 0.1 mm. long; pedicels 2–3(–5) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes lanceolate, 3–4 mm. long, 1–2 mm. wide, connate at the base for 0.7–1 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla bright red, green on the lower part of the tube; tube 9–12 mm. long; lobes oblong-ovate, 3.5–5 mm. long, 1.5–2.5 mm. wide, apex obtuse or obtuse-apiculate (apiculum only visible in buds or young flowers).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Episepalous stamens included ± 1 mm. below the epipetalous stamens, epipetalous stamens included 1–2 mm. within the corolla-tube; anthers without apical glands, broadly oblong, both whorls nearly the same size, ± 0.7 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectary scales linear, ± 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels linear-lanceolate, 5.5–7.5 mm. long, terminating in styles ± 1.5 mm. long.
Habitat
Rocky hillsides; 1700–1800 m.
Distribution
T3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Kalanchoe usambarensis Engl. & Raym.-Hamet appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bogner, J., Tanzania 43333.000

First published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 5: 302 (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: 405 (1930).
  • Engl. & Raym.-Hamet in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 5: 302 (1913).
  • Jacobsen, Lex. Succ. Pl.: 290 (1974).
  • Raadts in Willdenowia 8: 137 (1977).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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/
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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