African Plant Database


Laportea aestuans (L.) Chew
Family : URTICACEAE
Protologue : Gard. Bull. Singapore 21: 200 (1965)
Information on the genus : Laportea
Basionym : Urtica aestuans L.
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Fleurya aestuans (L.) Gaudich.
 Urtica aestuans L. (1763)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Fleurya perrieri Leandri
=Laportea bathiei Leandri (1965)
=Fleurya bathiei Leandri
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious annual herb with somewhat fleshy stems slightly woody at base and 2 cm Ø, hollow, with few branches, 0,1-2 m tall, glabrescent to densely covered with simple irritant hairs to ± 1 mm long and soft glandular hairs 1-3 mm long[…]
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Ecology : Rain-forest area, scattered along roads, near habitations, abandoned grounds; more rare in savannas; always in semi-shade; sometimes in rock crevices; rain-forest with Chrysophyllum albidum, Cola gigantea, […]
  ± 0-1300 m alt. With or without stinging hairs, but often an unpleasantly stinging plant. Very common in Zaire (49 collections cited in 1948). A popular potherb (Ghana).
  Cape Verde Isl.; Bioko/Fernando Poo; Madagascar; Arabia, India, Taiwan, Sumatra, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands; tropical America, West Indies.
 
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Record n°122253 modified 2009-08-31
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