Bryophyllum is a section in the genus of plant known as Kalanchoe of family Crassulaceae. This section comprises about 20 to 30 species. These are native to South Africa, Madagascar, and Asia. The plant is notable for its vegetative propagation through leaves.
Succulent herbs, subshrubs or shrubs. Leaves opposite, whorled or alternate, ± succulent. Inflorescence terminal, usually corymb-like. Flowers 4-merous, usually pendulous, brightly coloured. Calyx shorter than the corolla; sepals 4, usually connate below. Corolla gamopetalous; lobes usually shorter than corolla tube, spreading or reflexed. Stamens 8. Carpels 4, ± connate below.
Traditional Medicinal Value
Bryophyllum is a wonderful plant known for its medicinal values since ancient times Bryophyllum has been used in folk medicines.