Dorstenia brasiliensis

Section Emygdioa

Dorstenia brasiliensis
Photo courtesy of Natalia Villanova


Body Stem underground, 4-15 mm thick, at least partly tuberous.
Height low
Leaves Wide ovate to elliptic leaves, dark green, thin in structure, 1,5-18 x 1-7 cm.
Flowers Green or the flowering face brown to purplish, cup-shaped, 0,5-3 cm in diameter, no appendages.
Reproduction Seed
Area From N Argentina and Uruguay to e. Peru, E Colombia, E Venezuela, Trinidad, Guyana and French Guyana;
In relatively moist places, in cerrado and savanjna vegetation;
At altitudes up to 2800 m (in Bolivia).
Taxonomical details D. brasiliensis Lamarck, Encycl. Bot. 2: 317. 1786. D. amazonica Carauta, Valente & Barth (1979); D. brasiliensis fo. balansae Chodat & Vischer (1920); D. brasiliensis var. guaranitica Chodat & vischer (1920); D. brasisliensis var. major Chodat (1903); D. brasiliensis var. palustris Hassler (1919); D. brasiliensis var. tomentosa (Fischer & Meyer) Hassler (1919); D. brasiliensis var. tubicina (Ruiz & Pavón) Chodat & Vischer (1920); D. heringeri Carauta & Valente (1975); D. infundibuliformis Loddiges (1833); D. montana Herzog (1915); D. montevidensis Fielding & Gardner (1843); D. pernambucana Aruda da Cámara (1810); D. sabanensis Cuatrecasas (1956b); D. schulzii carauta, Valente & Araujo (1976); D. tubinica Ruíz & Pavón (1798); D. tubinica (var. genuina) fo. major (Chodat) Hassler (1919); D. tubinica var. opifera (Martius) Hassler fo. subexentrica Hassler (1919).

Dorstenia brasiliensis, photo courtesy of Natalia Villanova


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