Dorstenia zambesiaca Hijman

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Dorstenia zambesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near the Cheringoma herbarium, Catapu

Dorstenia zambesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near the Cheringoma herbarium, Catapu

Dorstenia zambesiaca

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near the Cheringoma herbarium, Catapu

Dorstenia zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
South of railway track along Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12, Cheringoma.

Dorstenia zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
South of railway track along Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12, Cheringoma.

Dorstenia zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
South of railway track along Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12, Cheringoma.

Dorstenia zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
South of railway track along Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12, Cheringoma.

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Common names:
Frequency: Local and uncommon.
Status: Native
Description:
Herb with a creeping rhizome. Aerial stem up to 15 mm, with very short internodes. Leaves spirally arranged, ± in a rosette. Petiole 3-5 cm long, Lamina 2-5 × 3 - 5.5 cm, ovate to ± circular with 5-6 pairs of lateral veins; apex rounded and base cordate. Inflorescences solitary, 3-5 mm in diameter, borne on a peduncle. Receptacle broadly funnel-shaped, circular to stellate in outline. Appendages borne in 1 row; primary 3-5, spathulate; secondary linear to subspathulate, much shorter than the primary. Male flowers crowded: perianth lobes 3; stamens 3. Female flowers: perianth conical; stigmas 2.
Notes: Hijman, in Kew Bulletin, Vol. 45, No. 2 (1990), p. 367, states that this species "... has a habit exceptional in Africa, but similar to that found in several Neotropical species".
Derivation of specific name: zambesiaca: of the Zambezi region
Habitat: In leaf litter of forest, growing in shade.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Confined to central Mozambique in the general area of Inhamitanga, Caia and Chupanga (Lacerdonia).
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Monday 7 May 2018
Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Page 34.

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 317 - 318. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 91.

Hijman, M.E.E. (1991). Dorstenia L. Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Page 34.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dorstenia zambesiaca
African Plant Database: Dorstenia zambesiaca
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dorstenia zambesiaca
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dorstenia zambesiaca
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dorstenia zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dorstenia zambesiaca
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dorstenia zambesiaca
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Dorstenia zambesiaca
iNaturalist: Dorstenia zambesiaca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dorstenia zambesiaca
JSTOR Plant Science: Dorstenia zambesiaca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dorstenia zambesiaca
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dorstenia zambesiaca
Plants of the World Online: Dorstenia zambesiaca
Tropicos: Dorstenia zambesiaca
Wikipedia: Dorstenia zambesiaca


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dorstenia zambesiaca.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184200, retrieved 1 November 2020

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