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Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi
Raym.-Hamet & H. Perrier, Crassulaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Common name(s): [more details]

English: lavender scallops

Habit:  herb

Description:  "Plant perennial, producing dense much branching bushes, branches at first procumbent, later erect, producing strong, stiff roots, 20-30 cm long or still higher; leaves decussate, crowded, internodes 1-2 cm long, flat, fleshy, oval to elongate, rounded above, crenate in the lower parts, 12-50 mm long, 8-25 mm wide, petioles 1-6 mm long, bluish, brownish in the crenatures and with adventitious buds; inflorescence 15 to 20-30 cm high, flowers numerous, 17 to 20 mm long, brown-pink"  (Jacobsen, 1960; p. 647).

Habitat/ecology:  Hardiness: to -3.8 C (25 F) and above 4.5 C (40 F); full sun to partial shade; drought tolerant (Dave's Garden).

Propagation:  Adventitious buds (Jacobsen, 1960; p. 647). From leaf cuttings, seed; layering, stooling or mound layering; plant is viviparous (Dave's Garden).

Native range:  Madagascar; also cultivated (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Ecuador (Galápagos Islands)
Isabela Group
Isabela Island introduced
cultivated
Charles Darwin Foundation (2008)
Ecuador (Galápagos Islands)
Isabela Group
Volcán Sierra Negra, Isabela Island introduced
cultivated
Charles Darwin Foundation (2008)
Ecuador (Galápagos Islands)
San Cristóbal Group
San Cristóbal Island introduced
cultivated
Charles Darwin Foundation (2008)
Observed in survey, no herbarium record.
Ecuador (Galápagos Islands)
Santa Cruz Group
Santa Cruz Island introduced
cultivated
Charles Darwin Foundation (2008)
French Polynesia
Marquesas Islands
Ua Pou (Huapu, Uapou, Uapu) Island introduced
cultivated
Lorence, David H./Wagner, Warren L. (2013)
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Kaua‘i Island introduced
invasive
cultivated
Lorence, David H./Flynn, Timothy W./Wagner, Warren L. (1995) (p. 34)
Voucher cited: T. Flynn & D. Lorence 5490 (PTBG)
Naturalized
State of Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands
Maui Island introduced
invasive
Oppenheimer, Hank L. (2006) (p. 11)
Voucher cited: Oppenheimer H40301 (BISH, PTBG)
Marshall Islands
Ratak Chain
Majuro (Mãjro) Atoll introduced
cultivated
Vander Velde, Nancy (2003) (p. 86)
United States (other Pacific offshore islands)
Midway Atoll
Sand Island introduced
cultivated
Starr, Forest/Starr, Kim/Loope, Lloyd (2008) (pp. B-9)

Comments:  Reported as possibly an invasive plant in the Galápagos Islands per Charles Darwin Research Station.


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This page was created on 21 OCT 2004 and was last updated on 17 MAY 2013.