African Plant Database

Dorstenia zanzibarica Oliv.
Information on the genus : Dorstenia
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Dorstenia holtziana Engl.
=Dorstenia volkensii Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb to 50-75 cm tall, rhizomatous or sometimes tuberous; stems erect or ascending to 1-3 m long, the base sometimes forming a tuber to 10 cm across, branched (at least with arrested branchlets with minute leaves) or unbranched 2-10 mm thick when dry[…]
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Ecology : Rocks, cliffs; epiphytic or in ground humus; in various habitats from forest to succulent and deciduous bushland or thickets.
  800-2400 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 498 (2006).
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carte afrique num 23893
Record n°23893
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