Kalanchoe (Crassulaceae) in Southern Africa - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128140079

Kalanchoe (Crassulaceae) in Southern Africa

1st Edition

Classification, Biology, and Cultivation

Authors: Gideon Smith Estrela Figueiredo Abraham van Wyk
Paperback ISBN: 9780128140079
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2019
Page Count: 250
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Description

Kalanchoe (Crassulaceae) in Southern Africa: Classification, Biology, and Cultivation provides a highly readable, illustrated account of the Kalanchoe species. The book includes an overview of the family Crassulaceae and genus Kalanchoe in global and subcontinental contexts that is followed by information on the taxonomic history of the genus. The characters and ecology of the species are also discussed, including their distribution ranges, where they occur, their habitat preferences, and where the species were formally recorded for the first time. For each indigenous and naturalized species, comprehensive taxonomic, descriptive and other information of interest is provided.

This is the must-have resource for plant scientists, plant taxonomists, ethnobotanists, herbarium curators, ecologists, pharmacologists, invasions scientists, horticulturalists and landscape designers.

Key Features

  • Includes currently accepted scientific names and synonyms, common names in English, morphology, cytology, chemistry, toxicology, biogeography, pollination biology, dispersal, cultivation, biocultural applications, and more
  • Contains a dichotomous identification key and descriptions, providing much needed tools for accurate species identification
  • Provides an extensive sets of illustrations for all species

Readership

Plant scientists, plant taxonomists, ethnobotanists, herbarium curators, ecologists, pharmacologists, invasions scientists, horticulturalists and landscape designers

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Preface

Chapter 2. Crassulaceae of the world

Chapter 3. Crassulaceae in southern Africa

Chapter 4. The genus Kalanchoe

Chapter 5. Kalanchoe in southern Africa

Chapter 6. Geographical distribution and ecology

Chapter 7. Characters, pollination biology and life cycle

Chapter 8. Physiology and anatomy

Chapter 9. Biocultural significance and toxicity

Chapter 10. Invasiveness

Chapter 11. Gardening

Chapter 12. Taxonomic treatment

    • Genus description and synonymy
    • Key to southern African kalanchoes

Indigenous species

    • 1. Kalanchoe alticola Compton Coin-leaved kalanchoe
    • 2. Kalanchoe brachyloba Welw. ex Britten Velvet kalanchoe
    • 3. Kalanchoe crenata (Andrews) Haw. Crowned kalanchoe
    • 4. Kalanchoe crundallii I.Verd. Crundall’s kalanchoe
    • 5. Kalanchoe hirta Harv. Bush kalanchoe
    • 6. Kalanchoe laciniata (L.) DC. Christmas tree kalanchoe
    • 7. Kalanchoe lanceolata (Forssk.) Pers. Narrow-leaved kalanchoe
    • 8. Kalanchoe leblanciae Raym.-Hamet Sand forest kalanchoe
    • 9. Kalanchoe longiflora Schltr. ex J.M.Wood Turquoise kalanchoe
    • 10. Kalanchoe luciae Raym.-Hamet Flipping flapjacks
    • 11. Kalanchoe montana Compton Mountain kalanchoe
    • 12. Kalanchoe neglecta Toelken Umbrella kalanchoe
    • 13. Kalanchoe paniculata Harv. Rabbit’s ear kalanchoe
    • 14. Kalanchoe rotundifolia (Haw.) Haw. Common kalanchoe
    • 15. Kalanchoe sexangularis N.E.Br. Red-leaved kalanchoe
    • 16. Kalanchoe thyrsiflora Harv. White lady
    • 17. Kalanchoe winteri Gideon F.Sm., N.R.Crouch & Mich.Walters Wolkberg kalanchoe

Naturalised species and garden escapes

    • 18. Kalanchoe beharensis Drake Donkey’s ear
    • 19. Kalanchoe daigremontiana Raym.-Hamet & H.Perrier Mother of thousands
    • 20. Kalanchoe fedtschenkoi Raym.-Hamet & H.Perrier Purple scallops
    • 21. Kalanchoe gastonis-bonnieri Raym.-Hamet & H.Perrier Life plant
    • 22. Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers. Cathedral bells
    • 23. Kalanchoe prolifera (Bowie ex Hook.) Raym.-Hamet Blooming boxes
    • 24. Kalanchoe tubiflora (Harv.) Raym.-Hamet. Chandelier plant

Exotic Kalanchoe species of horticultural importance

    • 25. Kalanchoe blossfeldiana Poelln. Flaming Katy
    • 26. Kalanchoe humilis Britten Zebra kalanchoe
    • 27. Kalanchoe ‘Margrit’s Magic’ Red chandelier plant
    • 28. Kalanchoe porphyrocalyx (Baker) Baill. Red-cup kalanchoe
    • 29. Kalanchoe pumila Baker Flower dust kalanchoe
    • 30. Kalanchoe tomentosa Baker Panda plant

Chapter 13. Acknowledgements

Chapter 14. Bibliography

Chapter 15. Glossary

Chapter 16. Index

Details

No. of pages:
250
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2019
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780128140079

About the Author

Gideon Smith

Having authored or co-authored over 50 books, and hundreds of scientific and popular papers, Gideon F. Smith is South Africa’s most prolific author on succulents of the Old and New Worlds. He also has a keen interest in landscaping, gardens, and gardening. He is an Honorary Professor at the Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and a research associate at the University of Coimbra in Portugal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Botany, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa and Centre for Functional Ecology, Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Estrela Figueiredo

With a keen interest in the African flora and the succulents of the world, Estrela Figueiredo has authored or co-authored several hundred scientific and popular papers, and numerous books on aspects of the botany of the continent. She also has a keen interest in sustainable gardening. She is an Honorary Professor at the Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and a research associate at the University of Coimbra in Portugal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Botany, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa and Centre for Functional Ecology, Departamento de Ciencias da Vida, Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

Abraham van Wyk

A plant taxonomist by training, but with a wide interest in the biodiversity of southern Africa, Abraham E. [Braam] van Wyk is an Emeritus Professor with more than 40 years of service to the University of Pretoria. He is a prolific researcher, and has authored or co-authored numerous publications on the botany of southern Africa, including several popular-scientific books on the wild flowers and trees of the region.

Affiliations and Expertise

H.G.W.J. Schweickerdt Herbarium, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa and National Herbarium, South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria, South Africa

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