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Useful Tropical Plants

Kalanchoe brachyloba

Welw. ex Britten

Crassulaceae

+ Synonyms

Kalanchoe baumii Engl. & Gilg

Kalanchoe multiflora Schinz

Kalanchoe pruinosa Dinter

Kalanchoe pyramidalis Schönland

Common Name:

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General Information

Kalanchoe brachyloba is a usually perennial (though sometimes biennial) succulent plant, producing a single stem that is usually unbranched. It can grow up to 2 metres tall from a woody rootstock[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
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Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
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Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local medicinal use.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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An excellent online flora of plants from the Zambezi River basin. It lists a number of the plant uses as well as the habitats and botanical descriptions of the plants.

Range

Africa - Angola, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland, S. Africa.

Habitat

Woodland, fissures of rocks, on sandy or stony ground; Acacia bushveld at elevations up to 1,800 metres[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height1.50 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The dried and pulverised root is used in the treatment of neck pains. It is usually taken in the form of a snuff[
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Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
]. The spongy tissue found inside the dry stems is sometimes used for the same purpose[
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Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
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The fresh root is chewed as a treatment for a bad cold[
775
Title
Gemsbok Bean and Kalahari Truffle
Publication
 
Author
Leffers A.
Publisher
Gamsberg MacMillan; Namibia.
Year
2003
ISBN
99916-0-491-X
Description
Details of the traditional uses of over 200 species of plants in northeastern Namibia. Written for the non-expert, there is usually at least one photograph with each plant entry.
].

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Easy to propagate vegetatively - just one leaf with part of its stem, when set on the soil, will produce roots and grow into a new plant.

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