African Plant Database

Dorstenia benguellensis Welw.
Information on the genus : Dorstenia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dorstenia sessilis var. undulata Engl.
=Dorstenia sessilis R.E. Fr. var. sessilis
=Dorstenia sessilis R.E. Fr.
=Dorstenia achtenii De Wild.
=Dorstenia benguellensis var. capillaris Hauman
=Dorstenia hockii var. multibracteata (R.E. Fr.) Rendle
=Dorstenia debeerstii var. multibracteata (R.E. Fr.) Rendle
=Dorstenia rosenii var. multibracteata R.E. Fr.
=Dorstenia debeerstii De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Dorstenia hockii De Wild. (1911)
=Dorstenia homblei De Wild.
=Dorstenia katangensis De Wild.
=Dorstenia katubensis De Wild.
=Dorstenia lactifera De Wild.
=Dorstenia mildbraediana Peter
=Dorstenia mirabilis R.E. Fr.
=Dorstenia papillosa var. plethorica Hauman
=Dorstenia papillosa Hauman
=Dorstenia piscicelliana Buscal. & Muschl.
=Dorstenia poggei var. meyeri-johannis Engl.
=Dorstenia poggei Engl.
=Dorstenia rhodesiana R.E. Fr.
=Dorstenia rosenii R.E. Fr.
=Dorstenia stenophylla R.E. Fr.
=Dorstenia stipitata De Wild.
=Dorstenia verdickii var. scaberrima Hauman
=Dorstenia wellmannii Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb 15-60 cm tall, with tubercles discoid to subglobose 1-4-(?12) cm Ø; steam seasonal, branched or not, at least with arrested branches with reduced leaves, 1,5-1,8 mm thick, minutely puberulous to hirtellous or hispidulous, ± scabrous;[…]
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Ecology : Extremely variable.
  1000 (? and less)-2450 m alt.Sometimes sparingly and sporadic. Distinguished from other tuberous species by the circular inflorescence receptacle with ± parallel-sided and more numerous appendages.
  In a wide range of habitats.Woodland;wooded and open grassland;often local water catchments(near rivers)and dambos;often among rocks;very dry soils;miombo,mixed deciduous woodland;thickets;shallow and sandy soils Kalahari sands

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 23845
Record n°23845
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