Dorstenia buchananii Engl.
var. buchananii

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Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii

Lusaka SE, cultivated; Jan 2014.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii

Lusaka SE, cultivated; Jan 2014.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii

Lusaka SE, cultivated; Jan 2014.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names:
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Herb; stems annual, erect or horizontal, creeping and rooting at the nodes. Receptacle more or less elliptic with two long appendages.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after John Buchanan (1855 – 1896), Scottish horticulturist, missionary, farmer and plant collector in Malawi, who became Acting British Consul to Central Africa.
Habitat: Miombo woodland and thicket.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,C
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Monday 6 January 2014

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 35 - 36. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii
Flora of Mozambique: Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dorstenia buchananii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dorstenia buchananii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dorstenia buchananii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dorstenia buchananii
Tropicos: Dorstenia buchananii

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii., retrieved 23 May 2019

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