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 : 206

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 144 (1992).
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