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Wetman added: "The American localism Kalancho (sic) comes from local usage among people so isolated from the cultural mainstream that they thought the final e of Kalanchoë was silent, and merely decorative. In fact, "Kalanchoë" rhymes with 'no way'."

I'm "American" and I've never seen it spelled this way ("Kalancho"); maybe it is just a typo? I suggest we move it to Kalanchoe. And the proper place for POV comments is not the article, but the discussion page (not that I don't share that POV %^) - Marshman 19:07, 28 Feb 2005 (UTC)
I'm removing the sentence "The name is sometimes written "Kalanchoë" to indicate that the final 'e' is not pronounced." A diaeresis on the final e would specifically indicate that it is supposed to be pronounced separately.N. Pharris (talk) 04:08, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

The article refers to "The section Bryophyllum - formerly an independent genus" but in fact this group of species is still considered a separate genus by some botanists. Either way of treating Bryophyllum--as a genus or as a group within Kalanchoe--is a POV; both can be found in the botanical and horticultural literature, and there doesn't seem to be any consensus as to which way to handle this group. MrDarwin 00:47, 15 September 2007 (UTC)

Refs needed for origin of name[edit]

User Apokryltaros states that Adanson named the genus after either Kalanchoe ceratophylla or Kalanchoe spathulata. We need to find a reference for this statement. Apokryltaros has referenced the GRIN data sheets for these species at [1] and [2], but what we really need is a source that makes the claim that Adanson got the generic name from the Chinese vernacular name for one of these species. Does anyone have a print or web reference that makes this claim? Rupert Clayton (talk) 22:13, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for fixing the reference for me... Do we know what the type species is?--Mr Fink (talk) 18:22, 29 November 2007 (UTC)
Took a bit of searching, but if I'm reading this [3] and this [4] right the type species is Kalanchoe laciniata, which was originally Linnaeus's Cotyledon laciniata. Rupert Clayton (talk) 21:50, 29 November 2007 (UTC)


The article fails to mention that some Kalanchoe plants sold in supermarkets in the USA are patented varieties sold under agreement that the purchaser will not propagate the plant further. David Spector (talk) 20:39, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

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