ISI 2003-31. Kalanchoe cf. tetraphylla Perrier

This is a diminutive ally of K. tetraphylla. Like that species it has pubescent obovate leaves, but these are only 3-4 in. long and are a bright lime green and with more coarsely serrated margins. The flowers are of comparable size, about ½ an inch long and campanulate, and are pale green rather than dull yellowish and are borne on short inflorescences barely taller than the rosettes. HBG 89148, from controlled pollination of plants collected Dec. 16, 1994, by Röösli & Hoffmann (2194) at Antsirabe, Mt. Ibity, Madagascar. $8.

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Published in the Cactus and Succulent Journal, Vol. 75 (2), March - April, 2003