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Abstract

Kalanchoe (Crassulaceae) as invasive aliens in China - new records, and actual and potential distribution.

Abstract

Kalanchoe daigremontiana and K. delagoensis are reported for the first time from Sichuan and Hainan, China. For K. daigremontiana, a new population located in Chengdu downtown has been found, being the first one in western China and thus representing a significant range extension of this species within the country. For K. delagoensis, a new population has been observed in the Old Quarter of Haikou, being the southernmost population of this species in China. The distribution areas of both species in China are summarized based on a review of the literature, as well as that of their putative hybrid, K. × houghtonii. In addition, the potential range of K. delagoensis is estimated through a niche-based modelling approach. Finally, a key to taxa of Kalanchoe in China is provided.