Dorstenia ellenbeckiana

Section Acauloma


Body Tuberous, light brown, partially till halfway above ground, apple shaped. Has markings of former roots on the surface.
Height Up to 5 cm
Leafs Large green puberous hairs, up to 18 cm long and 9 cm wide
Flowers One of the most distinct flowers of the species due to flower colour. Large red brown or rust brown flowers, stem up to 14,5 cm long, flower up to 4 cm by 2,5 cm.  2 rows of appendages, outer row larger but fewer, inner row triangular shaped short fringes.
Reproduction 2 plants are needed to produce seed
Area South Ethiopia (Bale and Sidamo region) and North Kenya (Northern Frontier Province); Acacia-Commiphora bushland, often on sandy or rocky soil; at altitudes between 600 and 1200 m.
Taxonomical details Engler, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 116. 1902. Type and references: Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Moraceae: 43, 1989

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