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Photo by Matthew Maggio,

Author: Raymond-Hamet &  Bāthie, 1914
Origin:  Madagascar
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Minimum - Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  70 Centimetres
Flower:  Brownish Red
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Kalanchoe integrifolia, Baker.
Kalanchoe heckelii, Raym.-Hamet & H.Perrier.
Kalanchoe integrifolia
var. flava, Boiteau.

This member of the Crassulaceae family was described by Raymond-Hamet and Joseph Marie Henry Alfred Perrier de la Bāthie in 1914. It is found on Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The thickened stem can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the plant can grow to 70 centimetres height. The flowers are brownish red.

The genera name from the Cantonese name Kalanchauhuy. The species name after Friedrich August Georg Bitter, 1873-1927,  a German botanist and lichenologist.