Interim profile, incomplete information
Taxonomic name: Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Common names: chou de faffe (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), gros pourpier clochette (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), herbe tortue (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), patte de poule (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), patte de poule tortue (French-Reunion (La Réunion)), soudefaf (French-Reunion (La Réunion))
Organism type: succulent
Kalanchoe pinnata is a succulent plant which has been introduced to many temperate and tropical regions of the world as an ornamental. In several of these regions, the species is widely naturalised and regarded as invasive. It forms dense stands in dry and disturbed areas. In French Polynesia, Kalanchoe pinnata has been declared a threat to biodiversity.
Native range: Africa and India.
Known introduced range: French Polynesia, American Samoa, Australia, Cook Islands, Galápagos, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Guam, Hawaii, Japan, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Tonga, La Réunion, Mauritius (PIER, 2007).
Compiled by: Comité français de l'UICN (IUCN French Committee) & IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)
Last Modified: Friday, 14 March 2008