African Plant Database


Dorstenia gypsophila Lavranos
Family : MORACEAE
Protologue : Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 44: 257 (1972)
Information on the genus : Dorstenia
 
 
Status
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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Map
carte afrique num 23831
 
Record n°23831
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