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Kalanchoe beharensis

Kalanchoe beharensis Drake

 

Felt Plant, Felt Bush, Velvet Leaf, Velvet Leaf Kalanchoe, Elephant’s Ear Kalanchoe

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderRosalesRose family and eight others
FamilyCrassulaceaeSucculents that store water in leaves
GenusKalanchoeModern Latin, from French, based on Chinese gāláncài
Speciesbeharensis

About plant names...

Felt plant is native to Madagascar. They are not found in the wild in North America.

Plants: Plants have a slender stem knotted with leaf scars, up to 5' (1.5 m) tall, rarely reaching twice that height. The stem starts out hairless, becoming hairier further up.

Leaves: Leaves are opposite, somewhere between triangular and lanceolate, up to 4" (10 cm) × 1¾-4" (5-10 cm), rarely reaching 8" (20 cm) in length. They are fleshy, with edges bending upward on older leaves, making them concave. Leaf edges are doubly crenate, and covered with dense woolly brown hairs, creating the impression of rusty or olive-colored felt.

Flowers: On a terminal spike 20-24" (50-60 cm) in height, flowers are arranged in a loose, elaborately branched corymb. Flowers are greenish-yellow.

Online References:

Kalanchoe beharensis at HEAR: the Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project

Kalanchoe beharensis on Cal Lamke's Cal's Plant of the Week, at the University of Oklahoma's Department of Botany and Microbiology

Kalanchoe beharensis at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Kalanchoe beharensis (Felt Plant, Felt Bush, Velvet Leaf, Velvet Leaf Kalanchoe, Elephant’s Ear Kalanchoe)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 3½ × 2' (1 × 0.7 m)

Kalanchoe beharensis (Felt Plant, Felt Bush, Velvet Leaf, Velvet Leaf Kalanchoe, Elephant’s Ear Kalanchoe)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m)

Kalanchoe beharensis (Felt Plant, Felt Bush, Velvet Leaf, Velvet Leaf Kalanchoe, Elephant’s Ear Kalanchoe)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 23 × 24" (57 × 60 cm)

Kalanchoe beharensis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Jul 2017.

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Kalanchoe beharensis (Felt Plant, Felt Bush, Velvet Leaf, Velvet Leaf Kalanchoe, Elephant’s Ear Kalanchoe)

2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1.1 × 0.7 m)

Kalanchoe beharensis (Felt Plant, Felt Bush, Velvet Leaf, Velvet Leaf Kalanchoe, Elephant’s Ear Kalanchoe)

7/7/2017 · South Africa · By Benjamin Winslow

Kalanchoe beharensis (Felt Plant, Felt Bush, Velvet Leaf, Velvet Leaf Kalanchoe, Elephant’s Ear Kalanchoe)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 3½ × 5½' (1.1 × 1.7 m)

Kalanchoe beharensis (Felt Plant, Felt Bush, Velvet Leaf, Velvet Leaf Kalanchoe, Elephant’s Ear Kalanchoe)

Blue Chalksticks (Senecio serpens) on right. · 2/24/2010 · San Diego (Quail) Botanic Garden, Encinitas, CA

Kalanchoe beharensis (Felt Plant, Felt Bush, Velvet Leaf, Velvet Leaf Kalanchoe, Elephant’s Ear Kalanchoe)

2/26/2010 · San Diego Zoo, San Diego, CA
≈ 6½ × 5½' (2.1 × 1.8 m)

Range: Zones 11-12:

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