dor·​ste·​nia | \ dȯ(r)ˈstēnēə \

Definition of dorstenia

1 capitalized : a large genus of tropical herbs (family Moraceae) having basal leaves and small monoecious flowers crowded upon a fleshy receptacle at the end of a long naked peduncle — see contrayerva
2 plural dorstenias also dorsteniae\ -​ēˌē \ : any plant of the genus Dorstenia

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History and Etymology for dorstenia

New Latin, from Theodor Dorsten †1552 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Dorstenia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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