Dorstenia buchananii Engl.
var. buchananii

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Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm, cultivated.

Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm, cultivated.

Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, Protea Hill Farm, cultivated.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Herb; stems annual, erect or horizontal, creeping and rooting at the nodes. Receptacle more or less elliptic with two long appendages.
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.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N,C
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 35 - 36. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Burrows, S.M. (2003). Figs of Southern and South-Central Africa Umdaus Press, South Africa Pages 314 - 316. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 22.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 63.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dorstenia buchananii
African Plant Database: Dorstenia buchananii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dorstenia buchananii
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Wikipedia: Dorstenia buchananii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Dorstenia buchananii var. buchananii., retrieved 25 April 2024

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