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Useful Tropical Plants

Kalanchoe ceratophylla

Haw.

Crassulaceae


This species has sometimes been misidentified as Kalanchoe laciniata (L.) DC. True Kalanchoe laciniata differs in having leaves irregularly and more shallowly lobed (vs. Regularly and deeply lobed, almost to pinnately compound)[
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Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.
].

+ Synonyms

Kalanchoe gracilis Hance

Kalanchoe macrosepala Hance

Kalanchoe takeoi Hayata

Common Name:

Kalanchoe ceratophylla
Drawing of a flowering plant
Photograph by: Moninckx, J., Moninckx atlas, vol. 8: t. 43 (1682-1709)
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General Information

Kalanchoe ceratophylla is an evergreen, succulent, erect, unbranched or sparingly branched shrub,growing 30 - 125cm tall[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Thw plant is harvested from the wild for local medicinal use. Often grown as an ornamental, it is also a popular pot plant[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
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Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

266
Title
Flora of China
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/china/
Publisher
Missouri Botanical Garden Press; St. Louis.
Year
1994
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent, comprehensive resource in 25 volumes. In addition to the botanical information the flora also gives basic information on habitat and some uses. An on-line version is also available.

Range

E. Asia - southern China, northern India, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.75 m
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details

Not known

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The leaves, or the juice pressed from the leaves, have widespread application in the topical treatment of ulcers and are also used to relieve headache[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
].

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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