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 Dorstenia benguellensis
Author:   Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch, 1869
Family:  Moraceae
Origin:  West, Central & East Africa
Soil:  Peat
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  12 centimetres
Height:  50 centimetres
Flower:  Green/Brown
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Dorstenia poggei Engler, 1894



   This member of the Moraceae family was described by Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch in 1869. It is found in Angola, Cameroun, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow up to twelve centimetres, the branches up to 50 centimetres. The flowers are green and brown.

The genera is named after Theodor Dorsten, 16th century German botanist and medical professor at Marburg. The species is named the area it is found in: Benguel in Angola.