Kalanchoe laciniata (PROSEA)

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Kalanchoe laciniata (L.) DC.


Protologue: Hist. pl. Grass. 2: 100 (1802).

Synonyms

Cotyledon laciniata L. (1753), Kalanchoe craibii Raymond-Hamet (1914).

Vernacular names

  • Thailand: khong saamyaan, thong saamyaan (Bangkok).

Distribution

Southern India and Thailand, South and East Africa and the Arabian peninsula. In Malesia locally cultivated, but not found wild.

Uses

In view of the considerable overlap in chemical constituents found in Kalanchoe and the morphological similarity with K. ceratophylla which makes it difficult to distinguish between the 2 species, it is presumed that this species is used for the same purposes as K. ceratophylla .

Observations

An erect shrub, 40-100(-150) cm tall, usually unbranched, stems terete, glabrous; leaves numerous, undivided or 3-lobed to seemingly compound, median leaves mostly 3-foliolate or 3-ternate, with linear-lanceolate leaflets, terminal leaflets 2-5(-8) cm long, with a crenate to dentate margin, green, petiolate; inflorescence an oblong cyme, glandular-pubescent; flowers with a subcampanulate calyx, 2.5-9 mm long, green, with lanceolate lobes, corolla salver-shaped, tube distinctly widened downwards, about 1 cm long, lobes 4, ovate-lanceolate to oblong, about 5-10 mm long, acute, cream to yellow, anthers included within the tube, carpels ovate-lanceolate, up to 9 mm long, glabrous, green. K. laciniata is found in open, rather dry, stony, habitats at 400-2000 m altitude.

Selected sources

1179, 1568, 1569.

Authors

Wardah & J.L.C.H. van Valkenburg