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4. Kalanchoe ceratophylla Haworth, Rev. Pl. Succ. 23. 1821.

伽蓝菜 jia lan cai

Description from Flora of China

Kalanchoe gracilis Hance; K. macrosepala Hance; K. takeoi Hayata.

Herbs perennial, 20-100 cm tall. Leaves at middle of stem pinnately lobed; petiole 2.5-4 cm; leaf blade 8-15 cm; leaflets linear to linear-lanceolate, margin shallowly serrate. Inflorescences paniculiform cymose, 10-30 cm; bracts linear. Sepals lanceolate, 4-10 mm, apex acute. Corolla yellow; tube ca. 1.5 cm, basally dilated; lobes 5-6 mm. Nectar scales linear, ca. 3 mm. Carpels lanceolate, 5-6 mm. Styles 2-4 mm. Fl. Mar.

The record of Kalanchoe laciniata (Linnaeus) de Candolle in FRPS is based on misidentified plants of K. ceratophylla. True K. laciniata differs in having leaves irregularly and more shallowly lobed (vs. regularly and deeply lobed, almost to pinnately compound).

This species is cultivated as an ornamental and the whole plant is used medicinally.

Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Taiwan, Yunnan [India, SE Asia].


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