Indian Kalanchoe
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Indian Kalanchoe
P Native Photo: Sushant More
Common name: Indian Kalanchoe • Malayalam: Elamulachi
Botanical name: Kalanchoe olivacea    Family: Crassulaceae (Sedum family)

Indian Kalanchoe is a fleshy herb with leaves 8-10 x 4-5 cm, obovate, rounded toothed, olive green. Flowers are borne in corymb-like cymes, in leaf-axils and at branch-ends, 5 x 9 cm. Flowers are white, bracts, 0.5 cm, linear, glandular; calyx 4-lobed to the base, 6 x 1 mm, elliptic, glandular, flower tube 11 mm long, sepals 4, 8 x 3 mm, lanceshaped, apiculate, glandular; stamens 8, in two rows at the throat of petals, carpels 9 x 3 mm, stigma oblique; hypogynous bristles are 4, sharp-pointed. Follicle are hairless. Indian Kalanchoe is endemic to Western Ghats. Flowering: December-March.

Identification credit: Sushant More Photographed in Sinhagad, Maharashtra.

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