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Family: MORACEAE 

 Dorstenia cuspidata
 


Photo by Mireille Riesenbeck.

 
Author:   Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter, 1844 (+1851)
Family:  Moraceae
Origin:  Eastern Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  4 centimetres
Height:  40 centimetres
Flower:  Greenish
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -


Photo from ebay.com - gone. Should be D. cuspidata ssp. brinkmanniana. It sure look different!

  This member of the Moraceae family was described by Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter in 1844 and published correctly in 1851. It is found in Cameroun, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres, the stem to 40 centimetres. The flowers are greenish.

The genera is named after Theodor Dorsten, 16th century German botanist and medical professor at Marburg. The species name means 'sharp-pointed', like the flowers.