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Useful Tropical Plants

Kalanchoe lanceolata

(Forssk.) Pers.

Crassulaceae

+ Synonyms

Cotyledon hirsuta Heyne ex C.B.Clarke

Cotyledon lanceolata Forssk.

Kalanchoe brachycalyx A.Rich.

Kalanchoe ellacombei N.E.Br.

Kalanchoe glandulosa Hochst. ex Rich.

Kalanchoe goetzei Engl.

Kalanchoe gregaria Dinter

Kalanchoe homblei De Wild.

Kalanchoe junodii Schinz

Kalanchoe pentheri Schltr.

Kalanchoe pilosa Baker

Kalanchoe platysepala Welw. ex Britten

Meristostylus macrocalyx Klotzsch

Verea lanceolata (Forssk.) Spreng.

Common Name:

Kalanchoe lanceolata
Flowers
Photograph by: Günter Baumann; African plants - A Photo Guide
© Günter Baumann

General Information

Kalanchoe lanceolata is an annual to perennial succulent plant producing usually unbranched stems from 11 - 150cm tall[
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Title
Flora Zambesiaca
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Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
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Description
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.
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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
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://apps.kew.org/efloras/fz/intro.html
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
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 - drier areas, mainly in eastern and southern Africa, south to S. Africa, Madagascar; also in Mali, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Sudan.

Habitat

Open dry woodland, wooded grassland, on sandy, loamy and heavy clay soils or on rocky ground, rarely epiphytic on trees; damp termite-mounds, river banks; at elevations from 900 - 2,100 metres[
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Title
African Flowering Plants Database
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Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
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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Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitAnnual/Perennial
Height1.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


Usually found in shady positions under trees in the wild[
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.
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The plant often spreads to form small colonies[
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.
].

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[
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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