African Plant Database

Pouzolzia parasitica (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Protologue : Bull. Herb. Boissier 4, app. 2: 145 (1896) 
Information on the genus : Pouzolzia
Basionym : Urtica parasitica Forssk.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urtica parasitica Forssk. (1775)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boehmeria procridioides (Wedd.) Blume
=Margarocarpus procridioides Wedd. (1854)
=Pouzolzia procridioides (Wedd.) Wedd. (1855)
=*Urtica muralis Vahl (1790)
=Pouzolzia phenacoides Killip
=Pouzolzia procridioides var. hirsuta Wedd.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect or ascending perennial herb 0,8-3 m tall, sometimes scrambling, often with slender shoots from a woody base, which may be to 50 mm Ø; stems of ± prostrate forms often rooting at lower nodes; bark brown, […]
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Ecology : Wide range of habitats: riverine forest, evergreen and deciduous bushland, and derived vegetation types; Brachystegia woodland; along paths; stream edges; in grassland along rivers; between rocks in moist woodland and wooded grassland […]
  (800-)900-2800 m alt.
  S. Africa, Swaziland; Yemen; tropical America from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia; apparently rare here (map in Op. Bot. 129: 68, 1996).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Herb - Ht 0.45 - 1 m. Alt: 305 - 1220 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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carte afrique num 122216
Record n°122216 modified 2007-04-02
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