African Plant Database

Urera repens (Wedd.) Rendle
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. (Prain) 6: II. 264 (1917)
Information on the genus : Urera
Basionym : Laportea repens Wedd.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Laportea repens Wedd. (1869)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Urera geophila Mildbr.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial creeping herb, several m long, with thin woody radicant stems to 5 mm Ø; bark with crests and longitudinal, irregular furrows and epidermal appendices, 2 mm long, flattened, sharp-pointed or bifid to multifid, […]
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Ecology : Rain-forest on dry ground; often abundant in Raphia formations; on humid rocks; forming mats of several m2.
  1-600 m alt. Certain specimens cited in Fl. W. Trop. Afr. from Liberia and Ghana belong to U. keayi (cf. above under his species).
  Bioko/ Fernando Poo.

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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Record n°122285 modified 2007-04-02
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