Flora of the Nilgiris

Family : Crassulaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)

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Kalanchoe grandiflora Wight & Arn.

Leaf arrangement

Opposite

Leaf Type

Simple

Leaf Shape

Orbicular, Obovate

Leaf Apex

Rounded

Leaf Base

Cuneate

Leaf Margin

Crenate

Habit : An erect perennial herb with fleshy stems and leaves.

Habitat and Distribution : Common. Found in foothills upto 900m.

Indigenous Information : Trigona sp. observed foraging on the flowers.

 

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Names:


Irula : Kappu geda



Flower:

In terminal corymbose cymes, yellow.

Fruit :

A follicle, four. Seeds many, oblong, ellipsoid, ribbed longitudinally.

All from Crassulaceae
Flora of Nilgiri Biosphere (Northern Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve)