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Family: MORACEAE 

 Dorstenia brasiliensis
 


Photo by
Pedro.

  
Author:  Jean Baptiste Antoine Pierre de Monnet de Lamarck 1786
Family:  Moraceae
Habitat:  Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela and Guiana
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  1 centimetre
Height:  20 centimetres
Flower:  Red-Brown
Reproduction:  Seeds
Pop names:  Contrayerva
Synonyms:  Dorstenia tubicina Ruiz & Pav. 1798. Dorstenia pernambucana Arruda 1816. Dorstenia infundibuliformis Lodd. 1833. Dorstenia montevidensis Miq. 1843. Dorstenia tomentosa Fisch. & C.A. Mey. 1846. Dorstenia montana Herzog 1915. Dorstenia tubicina fo. major (Chodat & Hassl.) Hassl. 1919. Dorstenia tubicina fo. subexcentrica Hassl. 1919. Dorstenia sabanensis Cuatrec. 1956. Dorstenia heringeri Carauta & C. Valente 1975. Dorstenia schulzii Carauta, C. Valente & Dunn de Araujo 1976. Dorstenia amazonica Carauta, C. Valente & Barth 1979


Found this at Grootscholten. The flowers are cup-shaped, and lack the "tentacles".

 

   This member of the Moraceae family was described by Lamarck in 1786, and a lot of others since. It is found in the Amazon, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The rhizome will grow up to one centimetre in diameter and two centimetres long. The whole plant will grow for up to 20 centimetres. The flowers are dark brown-reddish.