African Plant Database


Urera hypselodendron (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Wedd.
Family : URTICACEAE
Protologue : Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3 18: 203 (1852)
Information on the genus : Urera
Basionym : Urtica hypselodendron Hochst. ex A. Rich.
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urtica hypselodendron Hochst. ex A. Rich. (1850)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Urera crenulata Engl.
=Urera schimperi Wedd.
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane climbing to a height of 3-25 m or more; stems semi-succulent, with numerous adventitious roots; bark of young stems reddish-brown, pubescent to glabrescent, without protuberances and stinging hairs but with numerous large leaf-scars[…]
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Ecology : Common in clearings of rain-forest and dry evergreen forest,along forest edges,riverine or ravine forests;sometimes climbing on isolated trees left in farmland;Podocarpus latifolius,Dombeya open forest;Podocarpus latifolius-Syzygium forest;bamboo.
  1000-2950 m alt. Distinctive by the 4-lobed female perianth (very unequal, 2 outer short + 2 inner subcircular, longer) but often confused with U. flamigniana
  According to Burkill, Useful pl. W. trop. Afr., ed. 2, 5: 242, 2000, reported from Guinea-Bissau (identification correct?, or introduced?; the bark yields a strong fibre).

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: 146
 
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Map
carte afrique num 122280
 
Record n°122280 modified 2007-01-11
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