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Two shrubby Madagascan kalanchoes

Walker, Colin C. (2019). Two shrubby Madagascan kalanchoes. New Zealand Cactus & Succulent Journal, 72(1) pp. 5–9.

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Kalanchoe is a diverse genus of the Crassulaceae with at least 150 species. Madagascar is a centre of diversity with 60 species. Two large, shrubby Madagascan species are described and illustrated here. Kalanchoe beharensis (from Behara) forms a shrub up to 3 m tall, produces large leaves with a soft hairy (tomentose) covering. Kalanchoe arborescens is a giant of the genus with stems up to 5 m tall, hence its name meaning 'tree-like' is very appropriate. It grows in dry bush in the extreme south of Madagascar where it is relatively rare. In cultivation both species are slow-growing with K. beharensis being common whereas K. arborescens is rare.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0113-0331
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Keywords: Kalanchoe beharensis; Kalanchoe arborescens; Madagascar
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 59187
Depositing User: Colin Walker
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2019 09:43
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2019 01:25
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