Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler, 1894
Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda, Mozambique
||Green / Brown
Dorstenia hildebrandtii var. schlechteri, Hijman.
This member of the Moraceae family was described by Heinrich Gustav
Adolf Engler in 1894. It
is found in Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, Burundi, Rwanda, Mozambique and Tanzania, growing in a well-drained soil, with
quite some water and some sun. The caudex can grow to four centimetres
in diameter, the stems reach for 70 centimetres. The flowers are green
and brown, and it can
be reproduced by cuttings as well.
The genera is named after
Theodor Dorsten, 16th century German botanist and medical professor
at Marburg. The species name after Johann Maria Hildebrandt, 19th
century German plant collector.