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Dorstenia


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(family Moraceae)

A genus of herbs in which the flowers are borne on, or sunken in, a disc-like, flat, or concave receptacle, often more than 2 cm across, and are unisexual and minute. When ripe, the fruit is ejected by the receptacle becoming turgid. There are 170 species, occurring in the tropics.

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