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Taxon: Kalanchoe delagoensis Eckl. & Zeyh.

Genus: Kalanchoe section: Bryophyllum
Family: Crassulaceae subfamily: Sedoideae tribe: Kalanchoeae
Nomen number: 21027
Place of publication: Enum. pl. afric. austral. 305. 1837
Name verified on: 29-Nov-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 28-Dec-2006
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • chandelier-plant   (Source: Hortus 3 [as K. tubiflora]) – English
  • kandelaarplant   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 [as Bryophyllum delagoense]) – Afrikaans
  • röhrenblütiges Brutblatt   (Source: Zander ed17 [as Bryophyllum tubiflorum]) – German
  • smalt livsblad   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Hortus 3, as Kalanchoe tubiflora)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals   (fide Econ Pl Aust, as Bryophyllum tubiflorum)
  • Weed   (fide Weeds SAfr 2001, as Bryophyllum delagoense)

Distributional range:

    Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar

  • naturalized elsewhere

  • also cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Dyer, R. A. et al., eds. 1963–. Flora of southern Africa. [= Bryophyllum delagoense (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Schinz].
  • Eggli, U., ed. 2003. Illustrated handbook of succulent plants: Crassulaceae. 153.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. [= Bryophyllum tubiflorum].
  • Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12. [= Bryophyllum delagoense].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [= K. tubiflora].
  • Shaw, J. M. H. 2008. An investigation of the cultivated Kalanchoe daigremontiana group, with a checklist of Kalanchoe cultivars. Hanburyana 3:20–21.


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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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