1931.000 Dorstenia L.

Hijman, M.E.E. (1991) Dorstenia L. Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) 30-39

Description of the genus

Herbs (in ours), often succulent. Stipules lateral, free. Leaves spirally or distichously arranged. Inflorescences bisexual, borne in the leaf axils, discoid to turbinate, receptacle with marginal or submarginal appendages, sometimes also bracteate outside. Male flowers numerous; perianth segments 2-3; stamens 2-3. Female flowers 1-numerous, in central part of inflorescence, stigmas 2. Fruit a dehiscent drupe.

Derivation of name: After Theodore Dorsten, a German botanist

Worldwide: 105 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Dorstenia psilurus var. psilurus

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
benguellensis Welw.N,CDescription, Image
buchananii Engl. var. buchananii EDescription, Image
cuspidata Hochst. ex A. Rich. var. cuspidata NDescription, Image
psilurus Welw. var. psilurus EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dorstenia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dorstenia
Flora of Malawi: Dorstenia
Flora of Mozambique: Dorstenia
Flora of Zambia: Dorstenia

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dorstenia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dorstenia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dorstenia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dorstenia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dorstenia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dorstenia
JSTOR Plant Science: Dorstenia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dorstenia
Plants of the World Online: Dorstenia
Tropicos: Dorstenia
Wikipedia: Dorstenia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dorstenia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=469, retrieved 20 May 2024

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