African Plant Database

Dorstenia psilurus Welw.
Information on the genus : Dorstenia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dorstenia psilurus Welw. var. psilurus (1869)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dorstenia bicornis Schweinf.
=Dorstenia lukafuensis De Wild.
=Dorstenia psiluroides f. subintegra Engl.
=Dorstenia psiluroides Engl.
=Dorstenia psilurus var. brevicaudata Rendle
=Dorstenia psilurus var. compacta De Wild.
=Dorstenia stolzii Engl.
Taxon infra-specific
Dorstenia psilurus Welw. var. psilurus (1869)
Dorstenia psilurus var. scabra Bureau
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 0,15-3 m tall; rhizomes creeping, cylindrical, sometimes tuberous, 5-7 cm Ø; stems ascending to erect, sometimes branched, woody towards the base, 1-7 mm thick; leafy part rather densely puberulous with uncinate and straight hairs; […]
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Ecology : Evergreen forest, particularly along rivers; as ground cover in rain-forest; streamsides in woodland; sometimes forming clumps (D. scabra); miombo woodland; in shady or very shady parts of primitive forest[…]
  200-1500 m alt.
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carte afrique num 175287
Record n°175287
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