Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

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Kalanchoe thyrsiflora
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Kalanchoe thyrsiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Kalanchoe
Species: K. thyrsiflora
Binomial name
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora (also known as paddle plant, flapjacks, desert cabbage, white lady, geelplakkie, meelplakkie, or plakkie[citation needed]) is a species of flowering plant native to Botswana, Lesotho, South Africa and Swaziland.

Taxonomy[edit]

The name Kalanchoe thyrsiflora was first validly published for this southern African species by William Henry Harvey in 1862.[1] Based on an error introduced in The Plant List in 2012, the name K. thyrsiflora has been treated by some as a synonym of K. tetraphylla.[2] However, these two names apply to two distinct species.[3][4][5][6] The name K. tetraphylla dates from 1923 and applies to a different species confined to Madagascar.

Description[edit]

It is a succulent plant producing a stalk about 1m tall, dying back after flowering. It forms a basal rosette of large, rounded, fleshy, stalkless leaves, which are grayish-green with red margins, covered with a white powdery bloom. The inflorescence is terminal and erect with densely clustered thyrse-like panicles of greenish waxy flowers with yellow recurved lobes, narrowly urn-shaped. The plant flowers from autumn to spring, and is common in grassveld amongst rocks.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kalanchoe thyrsiflora". ipni.org. International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2018-10-03.
  2. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". The Plant List. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  3. ^ Boiteau, P.; Allorge-Boiteau, L. (1995). Kalanchoe (Crassulacées) de Madagascar. Systématique, Écophysiologie et Phytochimie. Paris: Éditions Karthala. ISBN 2-86537-595-1.
  4. ^ Descoings, B. (2003). "Crassulaceae". In Eggli, U. Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants. Berlin: Springer Verlag. pp. 143–181. ISBN 978-3-642-62629-6.
  5. ^ "Kalanchoe thyrsiflora". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  6. ^ "Kalanchoe tetraphylla". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanical Gardens Kew. Retrieved 2018-10-02.

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