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Dorstenia benguellensis

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The flower.


Seeds.

Author: Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch, 1869
Family:  MORACEAE
Origin:  Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Minimum-Medium
Thickness:  12 Centimetres
Height:  50 Centimetres
Flower:  Green / Brown
Propagate:  Seeds
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Dorstenia poggei Engler, 1894.
Dorstenia verdickii,
 ╔mile Auguste Joseph De Wildeman in 1901.
Ctenocladium mildbraedii, Airy Shaw.
Ctenocladus mildbraedii,
Engl.
Dorstenia achtenii,
De Wild.
Dorstenia campanulata,
Hauman.
Dorstenia debeerstii,
De Wild. & T.Durand.
Dorstenia hockii,
De Wild.
Dorstenia homblei,
De Wild.
Dorstenia katangensis,
De Wild.
Dorstenia katubensis,
De Wild.
Dorstenia lactifera,
De Wild.
Dorstenia mildbraediana,
Peter.
Dorstenia mirabilis,
R.E.Fr.
Dorstenia papillosa,
Hauman.
Dorstenia piscicelliana,
Buscal. & Muschl.
Dorstenia rhodesiana,
R.E.Fr.
Dorstenia rosenii,
R.E.Fr.
Dorstenia sessilis,
R.E.Fr.
Dorstenia stenophylla,
R.E.Fr.
Dorstenia stipitata,
De Wild.
Dorstenia wellmannii,
Engl.

This member of the Moraceae family was described by Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch in 1869. It is found in Angola, Cameroun, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan Tanzania, Uganda, Zaire and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained but rich soil with some water and little to some sun. The caudex can grow up to twelve centimetres, the branches up to 50 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 the area it is found in: Benguel in Angola.