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Family: MORACEAE 

 Dorstenia psilurus
 


This is Dorstenia psilurus var scabra. Photo by Paul Latham in Bas-Congo province.

 
Author:   Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch, 1869
Family:  Moraceae
Origin:  Angola, Cameroon, Tanzania, Uganda, Congo
Soil:  Peat or Mix
Water:  Medium-Maximum
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  8 centimetres
Height:  60 centimetres
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Dorstenia bicornis Schweinfurth. Dorstenia gilletii De Wild. Dorstenia klainei Heckel. Dorstenia lukafuensis De Wild. Dorstenia massenii Bureau. Dorstenia psiluroides Engler. Dorstenia scabra Engler. 1894. Dorstenia stolzii Engler. Dorstenia tenuifolia Engler. 1902

Photo by Paul Latham
   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.

The genera is named after Theodor Dorsten, 16th century German botanist and medical professor at Marburg. The species name means 'naked, 'living', stay hidden.


Photo by Paul Latham