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Dorstenia sp.

Family: MORACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Dorstenia foetida
Bull. Herb. Boissier iv. App. II. 120.

Dorstenia sp. Photo by: Cactus Art
It is a strange, odd-looking relative of the fig. A single-stemmed plant, fully leafed out, looks like a miniature Palm Tree. The stem bears conspicuous and prominent round scars of petioles, inflorescences and stipules in a spiral pattern. The inflorescence is a weird, horned, tentacle-like disc-shaped structure called hypanthodium, that has given these plants the common name "Shield Flower". The "Shield" actually consists of a multitude of miniscule flowers.

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Dorstenia foetida Schweinf.
Bull. Herb. Boissier iv. App. II. 120.
Synonymy: 11 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Dorstenia foetida subs. lancifolia (Rendle) Friis
Nordic J. Bot. 3(5): 538 (1983)
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Dorstenia foetida subs. obovata (A.Rich.) Friis
1983
Synonymy: 4
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Dorstenia foetida group


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Dorstenia sp. Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Dorstenia sp. Photo by: Cactus Art

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New leaves in spring at growth resumption Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Autumn: the leaves start sheding Photo by: Cactus Art

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The inflorescence is a weird, horned, tentacle-like disc-shaped structure called hypanthodium,. Photo by: Cactus Art
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During the winter months they tend to go at least partially dormant, and will exhibit some leaf loss. Photo by: Cactus Art


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