This member of the Moraceae
family was described by Friedrich
Martin Josef Welwitsch in 1869. It is found in Angola,
Cameroon, Tanzania, Congo and Uganda, growing in well drained peat with some
to lots of water and some to lots of sun. The caudex
can grow up to eight centimetres, the stem 60 centimetres height. The
flowers are green.
genera is named after Theodor Dorsten, 16th century German botanist
and medical professor at Marburg. The species name means 'naked,
'living', stay hidden.