Dorstenia

 

Dorstenia is a large genus occuring in the tropics around the world. There are succulent and non-succulent species. Most of the succulent species come from Africa. It belongs to the fig and mulberry family, and has also an unusual flower arrangement. The flowers are grouped in a structure called hypanthodium, and many in this genus have a common name of 'shield flowers'. When the seeds are ripe, they are expelled at distances of several several feet.

Species and varieties
Dorstenia contrajerva (Contra Hierba, Torus Herb)
Dorstenia crispa
Dorstenia foetida
Dorstenia gigas
Dorstenia gypsophila
Dorstenia alexiteria synonym of Dorstenia contrajerva (Contra Hierba, Torus Herb)
Dorstenia houstonii synonym of Dorstenia contrajerva (Contra Hierba, Torus Herb)
Dorstenia maculata synonym of Dorstenia contrajerva (Contra Hierba, Torus Herb)
Dorstenia obovata synonym of Dorstenia foetida
Dorstenia palmata synonym of Dorstenia contrajerva (Contra Hierba, Torus Herb)
Dorstenia quadrangularis synonym of Dorstenia contrajerva (Contra Hierba, Torus Herb)

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