African Plant Database

Dorstenia annua Friis & Vollesen
Information on the genus : Dorstenia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb 10-20 cm tall; stem ascending to erect, unbranched or with arrested branches with minute leaves, succulent, 0,5-1 mm thick; stem slightly swollen at base and at nodes and to 3,5 mm thick, the upper part minutely puberulous […]
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Ecology : Rain-forest with Albizia, Macaranga, Croton, Ocotea, on moist slope along trail, together with Dorstenia brownii.
  1850 m alt. (one of the highest altitudes at which the genus has been recorded in Africa; with D. soerensenii: 1680-2200 m.) Only annual species in the genus; close to D. goetzei but lacking rhizome

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 23839
Record n°23839
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