Kalanchoe crenata (Andrews) Haw.

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Kalanchoe crenata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge

Kalanchoe crenata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge

Kalanchoe crenata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge

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Synonyms: Kalanchoe crenata (Andrews) Haw. subsp. crenata
Kalanchoe crenata (Andrews) Haw. subsp. nyassensis R. Fern.
Kalanchoe hirta Harv.
Verea crenata Andrews
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect or ascending, succulent perennial herb, up to 2 m tall. Leaves up to 25 × 12 cm, ovate-oblong to spathulate, mostly hairless; margin distinctly crenate, sometimes edged reddish. Flowers in many-flowered corymbs, together forming a large terminal panicle, up to 40 cm long, Corolla yellow, orange to brick-red; tube often whitish below.
Type location:
a cultivated plant of unknown origin
Derivation of specific name: crenata: crenate or scalloped.
Habitat: Along forest margins, along streams and roadsides, usually in sunny places.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Throughout most of tropical Africa to South Africa. Also, probably naturalised, in Egypt, tropical America, India and Malaysia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 135. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. (1983). Crassulaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 46. As Kalanchoe hirta and K. crenata nyassensis

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 38. As var. crenata

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 44. as var.subsp. crenata and subsp. nyassensis

Pooley, E. (1998). A Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publications Trust. Durban. Pages 254 - 255. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Kalanchoe crenata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124890, retrieved 24 January 2020

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