Dorstenia picta

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Body Creeping to ascending leafy stem, partly subterraneous, rooting. 2,5-5 mm thick
Height Up to 1 m long
Leaves In spirals, sometimes subrosulate, orbicular, broadly to narrowly elliptic, ovata, obovate or lanceolate, 4-19 x 2,5-12 cm
Flowers Mostly solitary, peduncle initially erect, 1-7 cm long, flowering face purple, 0,7-2 cm in diameter, fringe up to 1,5 mm broad
Reproduction Infrutescens unknown, seed
Area In SE Nigeria, Cameroun, Gabon and Congo;
In forest, usually along rivers, often in periodically flooded places, often among rocks;
At altitudes up to 1000 m.
Taxonomical details D. picta Bureau in De Candolle, Prodr. 17: 277. 1873. D. variegata Engler (1898).

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