Dorstenia benguellensis Welw.

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Dorstenia benguellensis

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Dorstenia benguellensis

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Lusaka SE, Lazy-J Private Nature Reserve.

Dorstenia benguellensis

Photo: Mike Bingham

Dorstenia benguellensis

Photo: Mike Bingham
Solwezi District, Kalumbila

Dorstenia benguellensis

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Status: Native
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.
Derivation of specific name: Benguellensis: from Benguella in Angola.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: From Cameroon and Sudan to Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: Z
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 37 - 38.

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 312 - 314. (Includes a picture).

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).

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.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dorstenia benguellensis
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Flora of Zambia: Dorstenia benguellensis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dorstenia benguellensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dorstenia benguellensis
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Wikipedia: Dorstenia benguellensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dorstenia benguellensis., retrieved 18 May 2024

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