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Dorstenia barnimiana var barnimiana

Section Acauloma

Type

Herb
Body tuberous, oval to pear shaped
Height lenght of leaf stems can be up to 12 cm
Leafs broad, shiny green round to slightly oval succulent leaf
Flowers stem up to 26 cm,  flowers are best described as the most alien of all Dorstenia. bottom part wide up to 4 cm and thinning out to the top.  Flowers vary in the number of appendages on the sides, some even have only a few near the stem, one on the top and none on the sides.
Reproduction Unknown (yet)
Area From Cameroun to Somalia and Yemen, southwards to Congo, Zaire, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, possibly also in Zambia.
In wooden and open (often recently burned or grazed) grassland
Often on shallow soils overlying rock
At altitudes up to 2300 m.
Taxonomical details D. barnimiana Schweinfurth var barnimiana (1863). D. barnimiana var. angustior Engler (1901); D. barnimiana var. ophioglossoides (Bureau) Engler (1898); D. barnimiana var. telekii (Schweinfurth) Engler (1898); D. ophioglossoides Bureau (1873); D. palmata Engler (1894), non Willdenow ex Schultes (1827); D. palmata var. integrifolia Chiovenda (1939); D. telekii Schweinfurth (1892); D. triternata Chiovenda (1940).
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This page has been updated on 25.11.2010