African Plant Database

Urera obovata Benth.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 516 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Urera
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boehmeria rigida Benth. (1849)
=Urera rigida (Benth.) Keay (1955)
=Urera elliotii Rendle (1916)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane; stems ramose, armed with many short prickle-like protuberances, to 30 m tall; leaves not scabrid above, ± puberulous beneath, 8-11 x 3,5-6 cm, margins crenate, petiole slender.
Ecology : Swamp with Pteris togoensis, Enneastemon barteri, Nervilia sp.; forest and forest regrowth.
  475-900 m alt.

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