Dorstenia benguellensis Welw.

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Dorstenia benguellensis

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Kanyanja

Dorstenia benguellensis

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Solwezi District, Kalumbila.

Dorstenia benguellensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka SE, Lazy-J Private Nature Reserve.

Dorstenia benguellensis

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Status: Native
Description:
Herb; stem annual, erect, usually unbranched, up to 50 cm. tall; tuber discoid to subglobose; petiole 0-2(5) cm., leaves spirally arranged; normal leaves elliptic, lanceolate or linear. Receptacle variously shaped, often disc shaped.
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Derivation of specific name: Benguellensis: from Benguella in Angola.
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Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: From Cameroon and Sudan to Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 37 - 38.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 212. (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dorstenia benguellensis
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West African Plants database: Dorstenia benguellensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dorstenia benguellensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120160, retrieved 9 December 2016

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