Compt. Rend. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci., Sér. D 278: 2508. 1974 ,.
Herbs, polycarpic, gray-green to green or purple, glaucous or not. Stems suberect or later decumbent and rooting, branched, terete, rough with leaf scars, to 8 dm × 1 cm. Leaves opposite, evenly spaced, simple; petiole terete, (often turned obliquely), 1–6 mm; blade lavender-gray, obovate, 2–10 × 1.5–8 cm, margins crenate throughout or apically, apex obtuse, surfaces glaucous; bulbils borne mostly in notches of leaf margins on damaged or fallen leaves. Cymes open, corymbiform, to 1.5 dm diam.; branches to 5 cm. Pedicels 5–15 mm. Flowers: calyx violet-flecked, inflated, 10–18 mm, tube 6–11 mm, lobes deltate, 4–7 mm, shorter than tube, apex acute; corolla orange-red, 18–25 mm, contracted basally, lobes obovate, 5–8 mm, apex obtuse to rounded. 2n = 34.
Phenology: Flowering winter–spring.
Habitat: Disturbed places
Elevation: 0 m
Introduced; Fla., Tex., Indian Ocean Islands (Madagascar).
Apparently, Bryophyllum fedtschenkoi is established only locally in the flora area, in waste places in southwestern Florida (Sanibel Island) and on clay mounds among native shrubs in coastal southern Texas.