Plant ID forum: Which species of Kalanchoe is this?

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dave
Sep 6, 2012 4:34 PM CST

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We bought these two specimens at a local plant nursery yesterday. They called it a Donkey's Ear. I'm trying to figure out which species it is so I can add the photos to the database.



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plantladylin
Sep 6, 2012 5:13 PM CST
Maybe Kalanchoe gastonis?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalanchoe_gastonis-bonnieri

http://www.mgonlinestore.com/KGastonis/

edited to add a photo at Top Tropicals: http://toptropicals.com/pics/garden/04/1000/0588.jpg
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Sep 6, 2012 7:18 PM CST

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I originally thought that, but it doesn't seem to be a perfect match. For one, mine is more green without the white underside.

for another, mine only produces babies at the tips rather than all down the sides of the leaves.
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plantladylin
Sep 6, 2012 8:06 PM CST
Dave: I was thinking that gastonis was one of the Kalanchoe's that produced babies from the leaf tips and that the dark leaf markings came when it received more direct sun. I know I've seen that Kalanchoe here in Florida before ... I'll have to think some more. Smiling

By the way, it sure is a nice looking specimen!
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dave
Sep 7, 2012 6:50 AM CST

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You may be right, then, about the colors and light.

The leaves are huge, about 18 inches long. It's a really impressive specimen!
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plantladylin
Sep 7, 2012 7:13 PM CST
Bumping this back up in hopes that someone will recognize this gorgeous Kalanchoe!
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plantladylin
Sep 7, 2012 7:16 PM CST
Dave: I hope it's okay ... I went over to the Cactus & Succulent forum and posted a link back here to see if anyone recognizes your great Kalanchoe!
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dave
Sep 7, 2012 7:34 PM CST

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I appreciate that, thank you!

I was admiring this plant today and I think it indeed a gastonis-bonnieri. The color differences are easily explained by culture and light differences.
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springcolor
Sep 7, 2012 7:41 PM CST
That is a cool looking plant! Never seen anything like it.
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Justin
Sep 8, 2012 12:02 AM CST
Basically, I do not know anything about Kalanchoe.
I tried looking for pictures only. Just for curiosity. If I found something like this is more due to luck.
The only plant what I found it like the plant above it is on this page.

http://www.glasshouseworks.com/succ-k.html

If you go down the page until Kalanchoe Mortagei Crenata. To be compared, especially the last picture of the line at this position. (to see beter clik on small pictures)

I do not know what means the name. A hybrid between K.mortagei and K.crenata? A variety crenata of K.mortagei? Maybe just a name?

It's very haphazard attempt to identify cultivars or hybrids after pictures. Generally speaking, you can never be sure, if you don't have more information about the origin of the plant.

Another page

http://www.botanicalgrowers.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Session_ID...

Picture changes in slideshow, but slowly.
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JRsbugs
Sep 8, 2012 4:03 AM CST
I have to agree with Justin that this looks like the plant on glasshouseworks named Kalanchoe Mortagei Crenata.

Kalanchoe crenata is accepted but in review... could it be the same species as Kalanchoe mortagei which is accepted on the Plant List? Given a history of taxonomic confusion it's possible, both species names could be listed with sellers due to an uncertainty.

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-2335850

http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-8901869

In any case, the species should be given in lower case, many use a capital which should be used for cultivars so leads to confusion.

There's a photo of Kalanchoe mortagei on DG (if you can access that Dave!) in an article by palmbob ..

http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2673/

More photos ..

http://public.fotki.com/yales/kalanchoe/kalanchoe-mortagei.h...

http://www.huntingtonbotanical.org/WhatsInBloom/april07/Page...

http://www.infojardin.com/foro/showthread.php?t=160633



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dave
Sep 8, 2012 7:00 AM CST

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Thank you both (and everyone in this thread) for this. I looked through quite a few photos of Kalanchoe mortagei and I agree that's my plant. I've imported the photos!

Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe poincarei)
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plantladylin
Sep 8, 2012 8:36 AM CST
Way to go Justin, that indeed looks like the plant in question. Thumbs up I searched and searched and couldn't find a match, but I'm not very good at going back and forth comparing pictures.

And, I'm glad our super sleuth Janet popped in to help too, thanks for those helpful links Janet!
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dave
Sep 8, 2012 7:26 PM CST

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I agree
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Moonhowl
Sep 9, 2012 10:06 AM CST
Just another example of common name vs botanical name....the common accepted name for Gastonis-Bonnieri is Donkey Ear.
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NogginLog
Nov 25, 2013 10:37 PM CST
Kolanchoe Mortagei Crenata or Mother of Hundreds.


dave said:We bought these two specimens at a local plant nursery yesterday. They called it a Donkey's Ear. I'm trying to figure out which species it is so I can add the photos to the database.





Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Nov 26, 2013 1:29 PM CST
Mary Ann: Welcome to ATP! Your Kalanchoe is gorgeous! K. morgtagei is a synonym for Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe poincarei)

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plantladylin
Nov 26, 2013 1:32 PM CST
LOL, *Blush* I just noticed that it isn't your Kalanchoe but rather the earlier photo from Dave when he was looking for an identity. It's still a really great looking Kalanchoe. Green Grin!
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Swayback
Dec 2, 2013 11:27 AM CST
If you cut a leaf off it will produce numerous air pups, otherwise they do only firm at the leaf tip
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