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Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.

Herb; leaves opposite, succulent, lower leaves often simple, upper leaves usually trifoliate to pinnate; leaflets elliptic, base rounded, margin toothed, apex rounded; inflorescence a terminal cyme; flowers pendulous; sepals fused into a pale green calyx tube, often tinged purple toward the stem end; petals fused into a reddish corolla tube, the lobes exserted beyond the rim of the calyx tube.

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Upon contact with the soil, each leaf can generate several plantlets from the margin, a character contributing greatly to the persistence and weediness of this exotic plant originally native to Madagascar.