African Plant Database

Girardinia bullosa (Steud.) Wedd.
Protologue : Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4 1: 181 (1854)
Information on the genus : Girardinia
Basionym : Urtica bullosa Steud.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urtica bullosa Steud. (1850)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial monocarpic monoecious herb; stems unbranched or little branched near the top, somewhat lignified, hollow, 2-3 m tall, to 3,5 cm Ø;bark greenish to dark brown, pilose and densely adorned with stinging hairs to 8 mm long[…]
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Ecology : Clearings and natural glades in rain-forest or at forest edges;grassland along roads and near houses;often in abandoned cultivations;forest with[…]sometimes in streamside marshes in wet montane forest.
  1800-3100 m alt.

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 :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 144
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Record n°122243 modified 2008-05-30
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