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A bold plant by Bas Taweekiat Sirita, Youtube.com.


The leaves of a young plant from Uhlig-kakteen.de.


Small plant from Uhlig-kakteen.de.


A typical wild plant by John Lavrano.

Author: 

Alain Rzepecky, 2016

Family:  MORACEAE
Origin: 

Nugaal Province; Somalia

Soil: 

Limestone Grit

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

8 Centimetres

Height: 

6 Centimetres

Flower: 

Greenish

Propagate: 

Seeds/Cuttings

Names: 

Horwood's Dorstenia

Synonyms: 

Former thought to be a variation of Dorstenia foetida.

This member of the Moraceae family was given this name by Alain Rzepecky in 2016. It is found near Ely in the Nugaal Province; western Somalia, growing in a well drained limestone-grit with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to six centimetres in height - or more, if it get spoiled. The flowers are greenish.

The genera is named after Theodor Dorsten, 16th century German botanist and medical professor at Marburg. The species name honours Frank Horwood, 19241987, a British gardener, who collected the species.


A tall plant by Mayaswn, Twitter.com.


Drawing by Alain Rzepecky.