Kalanchoe luciae Raym.-Hamet, Bull. Herb. Boissier sér. 2, 8:254. 1908 (Syn: Kalanchoe albiflora H.M.L. Forbes ; Kalanchoe aleurodes Stearn);
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This succulent with beautiful paddle-shaped leaves with leaf margins often turning reddish has long been sold in nurseries under wrong name K. thyrsiflora, in which leaves are green covered with chalky bloom not turning reddish. Also flowers of K. luciae are not strongly scented and have an urnceolate flower tube with pale-yellow lanceolate corolla lobes. K. thyrsiflora flowers are heavily sweet scented with a cylindric flower tube and brilliant yellow broadly obovate lobes.
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Kalanchoe luciae Raym.-Hamet submission AS23 December21: 10 images.
Attaching some flowering images of beautiful African ornamental Kalanchoe.
Kalanchoe luciae Raym.-Hamet
Common Name – Paddle Plant
Family – Crassulaceae
Photographed in cultivation at ATREE Garden, Bengaluru, Karnataka
In November 2021


The species is often confused with K. thyrsiflora, here are differences

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Crassulaceae, Combretaceae and Myrtaceae Fortnight: Crassulaceae-kalanchoe thyrsiflora from Mumbai-PKA-DEC02: : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1).

Here is a a photograph of a Succulent plant commonly known as Desert cabbage.
Bot. name: kalanchoe thyrsiflora,
Family: Crassulaceae
This was photographed in a Flower show at Mumbai.


…, I also had this plant from Delhi with broad thick paddle like leaves under the same name until I found similar plant under the name K. luciae, which is the correct identification of your plant.
Perhaps there can’t be a better explanation for distinction of two plants than this one:
http://www.smgrowers.com/info/kalanchoeluciae.asp


Kalanchoe luciae Raym.-Hamet
This succulent with beautiful paddle-shaped leaves with leaf margins often turning reddish has long been sold in nurseries under wrong name K. thyrsiflora, in which leaves are green covered with chalky bloom not turning reddish. Also flowers of K. luciae are not strongly scented and have an urnceolate flower tube with pale-yellow lanceolate corolla lobes. K. thyrsiflora flowers are heavily sweet scented with a cylindric flower tube and brilliant yellow broadly obovate lobes.
Photographed from Delhi University Flower Show.
Here is beautiful comparison of two
http://www.smgrowers.com/info/kalanchoeluciae.asp


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Kalanchoe luciae, photographed from San Mateo California
Details in post from Delhi.



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6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1).
Kalanchoe seen in Pune in a home garden.
I know this is Paddle Plant, Flapjack, etc.
Just wanted to confirm the correct botanical name.
Is it Kalanchoe tetraphylla, Kalanchoe thyrsiflora or Kalanchoe luciae?
Which is the correct name?

K. luciae
I have already given link in my post and post of …


Thanks for the correct id.
These two would also be the same?
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all three i think. lets see what … says


Yes true


 

 


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References:
The Plant List Ver.1.1  Tropicos  GRIN   Dave’s Garden

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