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Dorstenia foetida (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Information on the genus : Dorstenia
Basionym : Kosaria foetida Forssk.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dorstenia foetida (Forssk.) Schweinf. var. foetida
 Kosaria foetida Forssk.
 Dorstenia foetida (Forssk.) Schweinf. subsp. foetida
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dorstenia crispa Engl. (1898)
=Dorstenia arabica Hemsl.
=Dorstenia phillipsiae Hook. f.
=Dorstenia radiata Lam.
=Kosaria forskalii J. F. Gmel.
Taxon infra-specific
Dorstenia foetida (Forssk.) Schweinf. var. foetida
Dorstenia foetida var. obovata (A. Rich.) Schweinf.
Dorstenia foetida subsp. lancifolia (Rendle) Friis
Dorstenia foetida (Forssk.) Schweinf. subsp. foetida
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Subshrub 15-40 cm tall; stem succulent, unbranched or branched 0,5-4 cm thick, sparsely puberulous or glabrous, periderm of older parts flaking off; scars of leaves, stipules and inflorescens conspicuous and prominent […]Malodorous.
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Ecology : Rocky outcrops; open places in deciduous and succulent bushland; on sand or, more rarely, on black cotton soil, often in shade of bushes; scree; limestone.
  Very variable in habit, shape and size of leaves, lenght of petioles and stipules. The infraspecific taxa retained by I. Friis (Nord. J. Bot. 3: 537-538, 1983) are based on leaf-shape.
  50-2100 m alt.
  Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman (subsp. foetida).
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carte afrique num 175292
Record n°175292 modified 2014-08-28
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