Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia,
Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen
||Dorstenia crispa var. lancifolia.
Kosaria foetida, Fårsskål, 1775.
Dorstenia foetida subsp. lancifolia, Friis.
This member of the
Moraceae family was given
this name by
Schweinfurth in 1896. It is found in
Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia,
Sudan, Tanzania and Yemen, growing in a well-drained soil with lots of water
and little sun. The stem will grow to 15 centimetres in diameter and
40 centimetres high. The flowers are green and the plant can only be
reproduced by seeds, which by the way pops out of the flower for up
to two meters.
The genera is named after
Theodor Dorsten, 16th century German botanist and medical professor
at Marburg. The species name for its fault smell.
Have to be kept in a
rather high air humidity.
Also seen as member of the Urticaceae family (IPNI).