Bryophyllum ×houghtonii (D.B.Ward) P.I.Forst.

Austrobaileya 7: 383 (2006) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Herb to c. 1.5 m tall; stems ± erect, cylindrical, glabrous, mottled violet-brown, sometimes suckering from the base. Leaves opposite, triangular to lanceolate, 4–8 cm long, V-shaped in section, reddish-green to grey-green with violet-brown spots; margins serrate, plantlets developing between teeth; petiole 1–5 cm long. Flowers pendulous, in dense corymbose cymes; calyx 5–13 mm long, connate into a tube for less than half its length; corolla 20–40 mm long, lobes obovate, c. one third the length of tube, reddish-orange, pink or scarlet. Flowers winter–spring.

*EGL. Also naturalised NT, Qld, NSW.

Hybrid between Bryophyllum daigremontianum (Raym.-Hamet & H. Perrier) A. Berger and B. delagoense, of unknown origin, possibly arising in cultivation, although both parents are native to Madagascar, so natural hybridisation is possible. Grown as an ornamental, known in Victoria from a single population near Lakes Entrance where it co-occurs with B. delagoense.

Vegetatively plants closely resemble B. daigremontianum, which is distinguished by its longer and broader leaves (up to 25 cm long and 2.5 cm wide).

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-11-09
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2016-03-23
Distribution map


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Bryophyllum ×houghtonii in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Bryophyllum ×houghtonii in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present naturalised