Barton Rendle, 1915
Zaire Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda,
Dorstenia penduflora, Peter,
Dorstenia ruwenzoriensis, De Wild.
This member of the Moraceae
family was described by Alfred
Barton Rendle in 1915. It is found in central Africa, 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 50 centimetres height.
The flowers are dark brown.
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.