K. lanceolata (?)

a succulent, Kalanchoe lanceolata, photo © by Michael Plagens

Seasonally dry woodland in Kerio Valley, Elgeyo-Marakwet, Kenya. December 2014.

FLOWERS: The flowers are in dense clusters at the ends of the several branches. Color is orange-yellow.

SUCCULENT: Succulent stems, but the leaves are thin and leathery in texture. Branches may extend up and out to a meter or more.

LEAVES: Flacid leaves are long-triangular and colored with dark red-brown. The margins are smooth. The leaf bases merge with the stipules and encircle the main stem. The foliage is toxic to cattle and probably goats allowing it to thrive on heavily grazed lands.

RANGE: Many species of Kalanchoe are identified from Kenya.

FRUIT: Dry capsules.


Crassulaceae -- Sedum or Orpine Family

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Kalanchoe lanceolata from Kerio Valley © by Michael Plagens

Kenya Natural History

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