African Plant Database

Laportea alatipes Hook. f.
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 7: 215 (1864)
Information on the genus : Laportea
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Fleurya alatipes (Hook. f.) N.E. Br. (1925)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Girardinia marginata Engl.
=Fleurya monticola Volkens ex Engl.
=Fleurya urticoides Engl.
=Fleurya urticoides var. glabrata Rendle
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious annual or short-lived perennial herb to 1-1,7 m tall; stems erect, soft, but usually somewhat lignified at base, erect or decumbent, little branched, usually with sparse to dense stinging hairs when young, rarely glabrescent[…]
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Ecology : Forest, forest edges; upland rain-forest, Hagenia forest; Arundinaria thicket; ravines; usually near water; very common in clearings of Podocarpus forest; forest with Pouteria altissima. 1000-3500 m alt.
  S. Africa. A fiercely stinging plant.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual (occ. perennial) -Herb - Ht 0.5 - 1.5 m. Alt: 1400 - 1980 m. Distribution: EC, KN, LP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa Urticaceae: 16-17

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • MARLOTH, HERMANN WILHELM RUDOLF (2001). Flora of Southern Africa with Synoptical Tables of the Genera of Higher Plants. Capetown 9: 11-12
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Record n°122248 modified 2007-04-02
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