African Plant Database

Urera cordifolia Engl.
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 121 (1902) 
Information on the genus : Urera
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Climber to 8-10 m long, with purplish branches armed with numerous compressed elongated-triangular, 2-3 or more forked spines ending in stinging hairs; flowering shoots 5,5-11 mm thick; stem ± pentagonal or starry at the base […]
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Ecology : Common in the rain-forest zone; scrub on old cultivations, way sides; stream sides; in thickets at forest edges.
  1-1440 m alt. The complex U. batesii-U. cordifolia-U. gabonensis-U. talbotii is unclear, and studies in situ are needed.
  ? Principe ?

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 146 (1992).
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