Kalanchoe longiflora

Scientific Name
Kalanchoe longiflora Schltr. ex J.M.Wood
Higher Classification
National Status
Status and Criteria
Vulnerable D2
Assessment Date
L. von Staden & A. Dayaram
EOO 16 km², this rare and very poorly known species is suspected to occur at less than five locations, and is potentially threatened by habitat degradation due to its proximity to densely populated areas. However, as it occurs on rocky sites it is unlikely to be declining due to habitat loss to expansion of human settlements or agriculture.
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Tugela Ferry to Muden.
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Major habitats
Thukela Valley Bushveld
Cremnophyte on shale slopes.
This species occurs in very densely populated areas where most of the natural vegetation is severely degraded, as a result of expanding settlements, agriculture and overgrazing. However, as it grows among rocks, it is unlikely to be severely threatened or declining.
Population trend
There are a number of records for this species from outside of KwaZulu-Natal, however, they pre-date Tölken's revision (Tölken 1985), which indicates that this species is very restricted in range and only found in the upper Tugela catchment. It is suspected that these records are misidentifications, possibly of the closely related K. sexangularis.
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Kalanchoe longiflora Schltr. ex J.M.WoodEN B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)2011.1
Kalanchoe longiflora Schltr. ex J.M.WoodLeast Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Kalanchoe longiflora Schltr. ex J.M.WoodNot Threatened Hilton-Taylor (1996)
Kalanchoe longiflora Schltr. ex J.M.WoodUncertain Hall et al. (1980)

Hall, A.V., De Winter, M., De Winter, B. and Van Oosterhout, S.A.M. 1980. Threatened plants of southern Africa. South African National Scienctific Programmes Report 45. CSIR, Pretoria.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Tölken, H.R. 1985. Crassulaceae. In: O.A. Leistner (ed). Flora of southern Africa 14,1:1-244. Botanical Research Institute, Pretoria.

von Staden, L. & Dayaram, A. 2011. Kalanchoe longiflora Schltr. ex J.M.Wood. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2019/01/18

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