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Species Information

Kalanchoe luciae Raym.-Hamet subsp. montana (Compton) Toelken
(name current 2016)
(Kalanchoe sp.)
(Kalanchoe montana)


Restricted distribution within southern Africa

Red Data Book Information:
Status: DD Endemism: Near endemic Distribution: Devils Bridge, Mbabane, Hilltop Recorded in Swaziland by Compton and Dlamini.

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Kalanchoe montana - Robust, succulent, all parts minutely glandular-downy. Leaves in basal rosette from which rise few spreading shoots, each with few pairs of leaves and ending in branching inflorescences, not flat-topped, and with axillary flowering branches above. Leaves entire, flat, thick, rounded at tip, up to 18 cm long x 7 cm wide above middle. Flowers on very short stalks, erect-spreading; sepals c 9 mm long; corolla tube rather broad, c 13 mm long, throat scarcely narrowed, lobes spreading, slightly turned upwards, c 5 mm long, greenish-yellow.

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

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