African Plant Database

Dorstenia tropaeolifolia (Schweinf.) Bureau
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 17: 276 (1873) 
Information on the genus : Dorstenia
Basionym : Kosaria tropaeolifolia Schweinf.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Dorstenia barnimiana var. tropaeolifolia (Schweinf.) Lye (1998)
 Kosaria tropaeolifolia Schweinf.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dorstenia peltata Engl. non Spreng., nec Fischer & Meyer
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with depressed to subglobose tuber 2-5 cm Ø, without aerial stems; leaf lamina peltate, orbicular 3-7 cm Ø,with a stout petiole; receptacle tinged white, narrowly elliptic to elongate, 1-2,5 x 0,3-0,8 cm, […]
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Ecology : In the same type of habitats as D. barnimiana
  1000-2200 m alt.
  We have followed Friis (1983), maintaining this plant as a distinct species. Berg in Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Morac.: 42, 1989, reports of collections with both peltate and basally attached leaves; and he places the taxon as a variety under D. barnimiana.
  (there is an extraordinary high number of collections of D. tropaeolifolia from around Mt. Elgon (Kenya and Uganda).

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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