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Kalanchoe eriophylla
Hils. & Bojer ex Tul., Crassulaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Other Latin names:  Cotyledon pannosa Baker

Habit:  succulent

Description:  "Dwarf perennials, much-branched from the base, forming dense mats, all parts very densely covered with whitish or ± pinky felt of long stellate hair; stems simple, slender, subwoody, decumbent, 2-5 cm long; leaves sessile, very thick, very fleshy, connate at the base,  long-ovate, ovate to subcylindrical, 1.5-3.5 x 1.2-1.5 cm, tip obtuse, margins entire; inflorescence 2- to 7-flowered cymes, peduncle to 20 cm; peduncle 7-8 mm; flowers erect or spreading; calyx densely hairy, tube 1.5-2 mm, lobes deltoid, acute, 2-4 x 2.4-3.1 mm, corolla campanulate, pink, violet to blue-violet, hairy, tube 4-6.5 mm, lobes obovate, obtuse, 5-10 x 4-8 mm; stamens inserted below the middle of the corolla tube, slightly exserted; anthers reniform, 3 mm; seeds obovate"  (Eggli, 2001; p. 155).

Habitat/ecology:  (no habitat/ecology info known by PIER)

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Madagascar (Eggli, 2001; p. 155).


Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Ecuador (Galápagos Islands)
Santa Cruz Group
Santa Cruz Island introduced
Charles Darwin Foundation (2008)

Control:  If you know of control methods for Kalanchoe eriophylla, please let us know.

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This page was created on 28 JUN 2009 and was last updated on 6 JUL 2009.