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Kosaria foetida Forssk.
Fl. Aegypt.-Arab. 1775 pp. CXXI, 164). Illustr.: Fl. Ethiopia 3: p.279 (1989)
Family: MORACEAE

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

Kosaria foetida (Dorstenia foetida) Photo by: K.k. Agrawal
It is a strange, odd-looking relative of the fig. The stem is succulent and may be branched or nott, 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. It is a very variable.

Synonyms:

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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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Common Names include:
CHINESE (中文): 臭琉桑

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Dorstenia foetida group

  • Dorstenia foetida Schweinf.: has succulent stem which may be branched or not. It is a very variable in shape and size of leaves, length of petioles and stipules. Distribution:
  • Dorstenia horwoodii Rzepecky: has small, crisped and crenulate leaves and tiny inflorescences on long, erect peduncles. Distribution: Nugaal Province, east of the village of Eyl. Somalia.
  • Dorstenia sp.

22866 luiza Luiza Ferreira
Kosaria foetida (Dorstenia foetida) Photo by: Luiza Ferreira
26450 diegoe Diego Armentano
Kosaria foetida (Dorstenia foetida) Photo by: Diego Armentano

19054 giuseppe2 Giuseppe Distefano
Kosaria foetida (Dorstenia foetida) Photo by: Giuseppe Distefano
19055 giuseppe2 Giuseppe Distefano
Kosaria foetida (Dorstenia foetida) Photo by: Giuseppe Distefano

10679 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Kosaria foetida (Dorstenia foetida) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
10678 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
Kosaria foetida (Dorstenia foetida) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

19053 giuseppe2 Giuseppe Distefano
Kosaria foetida (Dorstenia foetida) Photo by: Giuseppe Distefano
28438 plantemania © Plantemania
Dorstenia foetida from Haraz,Yemen. (Dorstenia foetida) Photo by: © Plantemania


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