Dorstenia psilurus Welw.
var. psilurus

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Dorstenia psilurus var. psilurus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Dorstenia psilurus var. psilurus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Dorstenia psilurus var. psilurus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Chirinda Forest camp site

Dorstenia psilurus var. psilurus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

Dorstenia psilurus var. psilurus

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the Swynnerton Memorial, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms:
Common names: Common dorstenia (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb, up to 50 cm. It is normally evergreen but may die back in drier locations. Leaves spirally arranged on the upper part of the stem, oblanceolate to obovate with small to large teeth, sometimes almost appearing 3-lobed. Inflorescences solitary, axillary; receptacle boat-shaped, often borne vertically, with a long, hair-like appendage at both ends.
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Habitat: On the forest floor of evergreen forest and in high rainfall Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Images last updated: Friday 25 January 2013
Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 32 - 34.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 63.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 79.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 123.


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Flora of Malawi: Dorstenia psilurus var. psilurus
Flora of Mozambique: Dorstenia psilurus var. psilurus
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African Plant Database: Dorstenia psilurus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Dorstenia psilurus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dorstenia psilurus
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dorstenia psilurus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Dorstenia psilurus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dorstenia psilurus
Ispot Southern Africa : Dorstenia psilurus
JSTOR Plant Science: Dorstenia psilurus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dorstenia psilurus
Tropicos: Dorstenia psilurus
West African Plants database: Dorstenia psilurus


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 psilurus var. psilurus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120190, retrieved 26 September 2016

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