Kalanchoe bhidei T.Cooke, Fl. Bombay 1: 467 1903. ;
Erect herbs, to 40 cm high. Leaves 10-15 x 7 cm, elliptic, obtuse, crenate, sessile; upper leaves acute. Panicles 25 cm across, spreading; pedicels 5 mm long. Flowers many; sepals 6 x 1 mm, lanceolate, connate at base; corolla tube 1 cm long, lobes 5 x 3 mm, ovate, cuspidate, yellow; filaments 2.5 cm long, attached on the middle of corolla tube; anthers orbicular; ovaries 5 mm long; style 3 mm long, glabrous.
Flowering and fruiting: November-May
Western Ghats (endemic)
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)
23-TSP-ID-08JAN2016-1: Crassulaceae sp for ID : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5)
Kindly identify this specimen. Could this be Kalanchoe bhidei (Crassulaceae)….?
Habit: Succulent herb
Habitat: Wild, Occurring in wastelands by the roadside.
Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 900 msl
winter color? or year round the same color of leaves?
The colour of leaves remains the same round the year.
Thanks … for your inputs. Any idea about the ID…?
You are right in thinking it to be Kalanchoe bhidei T.Cooke., an endemic species.