1. Family: Moraceae Gaudich.
    1. Genus: Dorstenia Plum. ex L.
      1. Dorstenia foetida Schweinf.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

    Moraceae, C.C. Berg (University of Bergen). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Undershrubs up to 15 cm. tall; stems succulent, erect, unbranched or branched, up to 8 mm. thick, puberulous or glabrous, internodes short, periderm of older parts flaking off, scars of leaves, stipules and inflorescences conspicuous and prominent.
    Leaves
    Leaves in spirals, subrosulate; lamina chartaceous to papyraceous when dry, oblong to narrowly lanceolate or elliptic, 3.5–14 × 0.3–2 cm., apex acute, base attenuate, margin ± undulate and crenate to dentate or subentire; both surfaces minutely puberulous; lateral veins 5–15 pairs; petiole 0.1–2.5 cm. long, ± 1 mm. thick; stipules subulate, 1–4 mm. long, subpersistent or caducous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences solitary; peduncle 1–3 cm. long, ± 1 mm. thick.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle discoid, 0.5–1 cm. in diameter; flowering face substellate, margin almost lacking; appendages in 2 rows, the inner (marginal) row several, tooth-like, up to 1 mm. long, the outer (submarginal) row 5–10, band shaped to filiform, 2–12 mm. long.
    Male
    Staminate flowers ± spaced; perianth-lobes 2; stamens 2.
    Flowers
    Pistillate flowers numerous; perianth shortly tubular; stigma 1. Staminate flowers ± spaced; perianth-lobes 2; stamens 2.
    Female
    Pistillate flowers numerous; perianth shortly tubular; stigma 1.
    Seeds
    Endocarp-body tetrahedral, ±1.5 mm. in diameter, tuberculate.
    Habitat
    Rock outcrops and open places in deciduous and succulent bushland; 100–1000 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K4 K7 T3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

    Dorstenia foetida Schweinf. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hepper, F.N. [6004], Yemen 35726.000
    Hepper, F.N. [6203], Yemen 35731.000
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [6279], Kenya K000243165 Unknown type material
    Radcliffe-Smith, A. [5261], Oman 39389.000
    Brown, N.E. [s.n.] Dorstenia arabica K001050171 Unknown type material
    s.coll. [s.n.] Dorstenia arabica K001050172 Unknown type material
    Lynch, R. I. [s.n.] Dorstenia arabica K001050173
    Ash [1874], Ethiopia Dorstenia crispa 35610.000
    Glover, E.P., Somalia Dorstenia crispa 29110.000
    Carter, S. [897], Somalia Dorstenia crispa 42947.000
    Carter, S. [932], Somalia Dorstenia crispa 42953.000
    Phillips [s.n.], Somalia Dorstenia crispa K000243150

    First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 4(App. 2): 120 (1896)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moraceae: 1-95.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Friis in Nordic Journ. Bot. 3: 536, fig. 3 (1983).
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 320 (1974).
    • Rendle in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 72 (1916).
    • Engl., Monographieen Afrikanischer Pflanzen-Familien und Gattungen 1: 26 (1898).
    • Schweinf. in Bull. Herb. Boiss. 4, App. 2: 120 (1896).

    Sources

    Art and Illustrations in Digifolia
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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