Dorstenia drakena

Section Dorstenia

Dorstenia drakena flower
photo courtesy Robert Combes


Herb, subacaul
Body Partly underground, endocarp and partly tuberous
Height Low growth
Leaves In spirals, parted, lobed, deep green, op to 30 cm long and 10 cm wide
Flowers Flower stem up to 24 cm long, flowering face round to oval, entirely green, green with purple fringe or entirely red/purple and up to 3,5 cm in diameter. No appendages.
Reproduction unknown
Area From Mexico to SW Costa Rica (Guanacaste and Puntarenas);
In shade, in various types of dry forest or scrub, (in Mexico) often in oak forest, often in rocky places, also in secondary growth;
At altitudes up to ca. 2000 m.
Taxonomical details D. drakena Linnaeus, Syst. Nat. Veged. 10: 899. 1759 D. Crispata S. Watson (1887); D. mexicana Bentham (1840); D. ovalis Stokes (1812).

Dorstenia drakena, photo courtesy Robert Combes

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