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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Saxifragales

Familia: Crassulaceae
Subfamilia: Kalanchoideae
Genus: Adromischus
Species: A. alstonii – A. alveolatus – A. bicolor – A. blosianus – A. bolusii – A. caryophyllaceus – A. coleorum – A. cooperiA. cristatus – A. diabolicus – A. fallax – A. festivus – A. filicaulis – A. fragilis – A. grandiflorus – A. hallii – A. hemisphaericus – A. humilis – A. inamoenus – A. jasminiflorus – A. kubusensis – A. leucophyllus – A. liebenbergii – A. maculatus – A. mammillaris – A. marianiae – A. maximus – A. montium-klinghardtii – A. nanus – A. phillipsiae – A. roanianus – A. schuldtianus – A. sphenophyllus – A. subdistichus – A. subviridis – A. triflorus – A. trigynus – A. umbraticola


Adromischus Lem., Jard. Fleur. 2 Misc.: 59 1852

Type species: Adromischus hemisphaericus Lem.

Native distribution areas:
Primary references

Lemaire, C., 1852. Jardin Fleuriste; Journal General des Progres et des Interets Horticoles et Botaniques 2 Misc.: 59


Hassler, M. 2019. Adromischus. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 November 10. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Adromischus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 November 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Adromischus. Published online. Accessed: November 10 2019. 2019. Adromischus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 10 November 2019.

Vernacular names
suomi: Lapalehdet
magyar: Májlevél

Adromischus is a genus of flowering plants. They are easily propagated leaf succulents from the family Crassulaceae, which are endemic to southern Africa. The name comes from the ancient Greek adros (=thick) and mischos (=stem).[1]


The species of Adromischus are divided into five sections, based on their shared characteristics and relationships:[2][3]
Section 1 (Adromischus)
Flowers of a Section 1. species (Adromischus filicaulis)

Flowers bright green, tubular, with short, wide, triangular, recurved lobes. Anthers protrude from flower tube. Indigenous mainly to the western, winter-rainfall regions of South Africa.

Adromischus alstonii
Adromischus hemisphaericus
Adromischus roaneanus
Adromischus liebenbergii
Adromischus bicolor
Adromischus filicaulis[4]
Adromischus filicaulis subsp. marlothii
Adromischus montium-klinghardtii
Adromischus subdistichus

Section 2 (Boreali)

Grooved, tubular flowers, with ovate-triangular, recurved lobes that are undulated on the margins. Anthers protrude from flower tube. Indigenous to the arid, summer-rainfall interior of Southern Africa.

Adromischus schuldtianus
Adromischus trigynus[5]
Adromischus umbraticola

Section 3 (Brevipedunculati)

Grooved, funnel-shaped flowers with acuminate-triangular, widely spreading lobes, born on long stalks. Inflorescence branched. Usually spreading or stoloniferous plants.

Adromischus caryophyllaceus
Adromischus fallax
Adromischus humilis
Adromischus phillipsiae
Adromischus nanus
Adromischus diabolicus

Section 4 (Incisilobati)
Flowers of a Section 4. species (Adromischus triflorus)

Tubular flowers with elongated lanceolate-triangular lobes. Plants with short, compact, upright stems.

Adromischus maximus
Adromischus sphenophyllus
Adromischus maculatus
Adromischus inamoenus
Adromischus triflorus
Adromischus mammilaris
Adromischus halesowensis

Section 5 (Longipedunculati)
Flowers of a Section 5. species (Adromischus marianae)

Pale or pubescent inflorescence with elongated lanceolate-triangular lobes

Adromischus cooperi
Adromischus cristatus
Adromischus cristatus clavifolius
Adromischus cristatus mzimvubuensis
Adromischus cristatus schonlandii
Adromischus cristatus zeyheri
Adromischus leucophyllus
Adromischus marianae
Adromischus marianae immaculatus
Adromischus marianae herrei

So-called Adromischus oviforme specimens are actually Adromischus filicaulis subsp. marlothii; Adromischus oviforme doesn't actually exist.


Eggli, U.; Newton, L.E. (2004). Etymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 3. ISBN 978-3-540-00489-9. Archived from the original on 1 March 2020. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
J.Pilbeam, C.Rodgerson, D.Tribble (1998) Adromischus (The cactus file handbook) Cirio Publishing. ISBN 9780952038245
"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 11 November 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
"Threatened Species Programme | SANBI Red List of South African Plants". Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 August 2017. Retrieved 31 January 2018.

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