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Author:  Georg August Schweinfurth, 1862
Origin:  Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Za´re
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum - Medium
Thickness:  4 Centimetres
Height:  5 Centimetres
Flower:  Green / Brown
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Dorstenia barnimiana var. tropaeolifolia, Rendle =
Kosaria tropaeolifolia, Schweinf., 1868.

This little member of the Moraceae family was described by Georg August Schweinfurth in 1862. It is found in East Africa, growing in a rich soil with some water and little sun. The caudex can grow up to four centimetres, the leaves five centimetres. The flowers are green and brown.

The genera is named after Theodor Dorsten, 16th century German botanist and medical professor at Marburg. The species is named after Adalbert von Barnim, 1841-1860, dead in Ad-Damazin, Blue Nile, Sudan at 19 years of age.

Old drawing of Dorstenia tropaeolifolia.