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Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/22/2013)
Genus DORSTENIA L.
PlaceOfPublication Spec. Pl. 121. 1753.
Synonym Kosaria Forsk. Fl. Egypt.-Arab. 164. 1775. Sychinium Desv. in Mem. Soc. Linn. Paris 4:216. 1826.
Description Succulent or subsucculent herbs. Leaves spiral, entire or variously lobed; stipules lateral. Flowers minute, monoecious, interspersed and immersed in a common discoid or radiate head, the obsolete perianths more or less concrescent with the receptacle. Staminate flowers with 1-3 minute stamens, the filaments inflexed before anthesis. Pistillate flowers with the ovary included and the excentric stigma shortly 2-lobed. Receptacles accrescent and fleshy in fruit, at length extruding the minute achenes.
Habit herbs
Distribution Perhaps 75 or more very diverse species of the tropics of both hemispheres. In Panama only one species is presently known.
 
 
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