Christian F.F. Hochstetter,
Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia,
Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya,
Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal,
Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Dorstenia cuspidata var. brinkmaniana Hijman.
Dorstenia cuspidata var. humblotiana, Leandri
Dorstenia cuspidata var. preussii, Hijman.
This member of the Moraceae
family was described by Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter in 1844 and published correctly in
1851. It is found in central Africa and Madagascar. It grows in a well drained soil with some water and some
sun. The caudex can grow from four to seven centimetres, the stem to 40
centimetres. The flowers are greenish.
The genera is named after Theodor
Dorsten, 16th century German botanist and medical professor at
Marburg. The species name means 'sharp-pointed', like the flowers.