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Species Information

Kalanchoe alticola Compton
(name current 2016)
(Kalanchoe sp.)


Restricted distribution within southern Africa
Swaziland distribution: highveld only

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Distribution: Mukusini Hills

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Kalanchoe alticola - Perennial, succulent, hairless, greyish. Underground portion of stems horizontal, rooting, curving upwards into erect aerial stems c 20 cm long, with few pairs of fleshy leaves, ending in contracted flat-topped inflorescence. Leaves round or oval without distinct stalk, c 3 cm long, margin entire, tip blunt. Inflorescence axis with two or three pairs of reduced leaves. Inflorescence up to c 5 cm diam, usually less. Sepals c 5 mm long, narrow, pointed. Corolla tube c 1 cm long, lobes spreading, c 6 mm long, pointed, yellow or orange.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.

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