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Family: MORACEAE 

 Dorstenia brownii
 


Photo by: Maarten van Thiel, The Netherlands.

 
Author:   Alfred Barton Rendle, 1915
Family:  Moraceae
Origin:  Uganda, Congo, Rwanda, Burundi,
Zaire
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  3 centimetres
Height:  20-30 centimetres
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -
This member of the Moraceae family was described by Alfred Barton Rendle in 1915. It is found in Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Zaire and Uganda, growing in a well drained soul with little to some water and some sun. It can grow to three centimetres in diameter and 20 or even 30 centimetres height. The flowers are green. 

The genera is named after Theodor Dorsten, 16th century German botanist and medical professor at Marburg. The species is named after a Brown, but is it Robert Brown, 1773-1858, a Scottish botanist and paleobotanist, working in Australia? Or more likely Robert Brown, 1842-1895,  a Scottish scientist, explorer, and author.