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Family: MORACEAE 

 Dorstenia gigas
 
  
Author:  Georg August Schweinfurth 1883
Family:  Moraceae
Habitat:  Socotra
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  60 centimetres
Height:  1,5 meters or more
Flower:  Green
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  Socotra Fig
Synonyms:  -
Got it from:  Amsterdam..
Year:  2002

The flower, seen from below.

Almost a meter high.

  

A member of the Moraceae from Socotra, described by Georg August Schweinfurth 1883. It grows on the rocky slopes, and id does not need a lot of water but lots of sun. As the picture shows, the flowers are green. It is possible to root cuttings. The stem can grow up to 60 cm in diameter and get one and a half meter high.

From Copenhagen Botanical Garden of the flower, which is hypanthodios. A plant which is monecrous but still requires two to get fertilized! Kind of a problem when all plants in cultivation seems to originate from the same clone!

Keep warm and moist at winter, as the winters on Socotra.

Awesome photos from the wild by Mishmish.