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Kalanchoe grandiflora
Wight. & Arn., Crassulaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Habit:  herb

Description:  "Stem erect; leaves sessile, obovate, flat, 4-6 cm long, 3-3.5 cm wide, crenate-dentate, glabrous, blue-violet, with easily removed waxy coating; flowers yellow, in beautiful cymes, tube 12-14 mm long.  Rarely flowers" (Jacobsen, 1960; p. 649).

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  (no propagation information known by PIER)

Native range:  E. Africa, E. India (Jacobsen, 1960; p. 649).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
French Polynesia
Society Islands
Tahiti Island introduced
cultivated
Florence, J./Chevillotte, H./Ollier, C./Meyer, J.-Y. (2013)
Cultivée
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand (country) introduced
invasive
Webb, C. J./Sykes, W. R./Garnock-Jones, P. J. (1988) (p. 585)
"On boulders and steep banks on valley floor near river".


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This page was created on 21 OCT 2004 and was last updated on 24 MAR 2009.