Dorstenia buchananii Engl.
var. buchananii

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Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm, cultivated.

Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm, cultivated.

Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm, cultivated.

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Status: Native
Description:
Herb; stems annual, erect or horizontal, creeping and rooting at the nodes. Receptacle more or less elliptic with two long appendages.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after John Buchanan (1855 – 1896), Scottish horticulturist, missionary, farmer and plant collector in Malawi, who became Acting British Consul to Central Africa. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Buchanan_(settler).
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 35 - 36. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Malawi: Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii
Flora of Mozambique: Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii
Flora of Zambia: Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120170, retrieved 25 February 2017

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