Kalanchoe bhidei T.Cooke, Fl. Bombay 1: 467 1903. ;

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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)….?

Ref: http://florakarnataka.ces.iisc.ernet.in/hjcb2/herbsheet.php?id=1282&cat=1 

Habit: Succulent herb 

Habitat: Wild, Occurring in wastelands by the roadside. 

Sighting: Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 900 msl 

Date: 21-01-2014

winter color? or year round the same color of leaves?

No idea

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.

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