African Plant Database

Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis
Protologue : Kew Bull. 36(1): 145 (1981)
Information on the genus : Girardinia
Basionym : Urtica diversifolia Link
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urtica diversifolia Link (1822)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Urtica condensata Steud. (1850)
=Girardinia condensata (Steud.) Wedd. (1855)
=Girardinia heterophylla Decne.
=*Girardinia palmata Blume non Urtica palmata Forssk. (1775)
=*Girardinia vahlii Blume (1856)
=Girardinia adoensis (Steud.) Wedd.
=Girardinia heterophylla var. adoensis (Steud.) Cufod.
=Girardinia condensata var. adoensis (Steud.) De Wild.
=Urtica adoensis Steud. (1850)
=*Urtica heterophylla D. Don (1825), non Vahl (1790)
=Girardinia armata Kunth
=Fleurya cannabina A. Chev.
=Urera cannabina A. Chev.
=Girardinia furialis Blume (1856)
=Girardinia erosa Decne. (1844)
=Girardinia erosa var. occidentalis Leandri (1950)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual or short-lived perennial herb 0,45-1,5-2,5 m tall, monoecious or dioecious by abortion; stem hollow, half-succulent, 1 cm Ø at base, sparsely branched, pubescent and covered with stinging hairs […]
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Ecology : Rain-forest, dry evergreen forests, especially in clearings, along roads, moist rocky places; moderately shaded areas near cultivations; in caves and rocky outcrops; forest gallery; Acanthus-steppe; grassy savannas; near houses[…]
  300-2500 m alt. The bast yielding fibre.
  S. Africa, Swaziland; Madagascar; Yemen, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos, China, N Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia (full map in Kew Bull. 36: 152, 1981).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual (occ. perennial) -Herb - Ht 0.5 - 2 m. Alt: 1000 - 1600 m. Distribution: 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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 9: 14-15 (2001).
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