African Plant Database

Dorstenia gypsophila Lavranos
Protologue : Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 44: 257 (1972)
Information on the genus : Dorstenia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial succulent shrub, knotty when dry, to 1,2 m tall, with a whitish latex having a characteristic smell reminiscent of that of a Tropaeolum ; stem much thickened, columnar or globose, with a grey or whitish bark; branches numerous […]
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Ecology : Gully on gypsum-anhydride hill.
  ± 950 m alt. Slow-growing, and very rare in collections. Leaves turning orange before falling at onset of the dry season. In size this plant exceeds all known species in the genus except D. gigas Balf. f. from Socotra; […]
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carte afrique num 23831
Record n°23831
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