African Plant Database

Urera rigida (Benth.) Keay
Protologue : Kew Bull. 1955, 141 (1955)
Information on the genus : Urera
Basionym : Boehmeria rigida Benth.
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Urera obovata Benth.
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Boehmeria rigida Benth. (1849)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Urera obovata Benth. (1849)
=Urera elliotii Rendle (1916)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane with stout, rather soft stems, to 25 m tall, ramose, sparsely armed with many protuberances tipped with stinging hairs, or with spiny coarse hairs; leaves broad-elliptic, ± scabrid above, sparsely hairy beneath,[…]
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Ecology : Primary- and secondary forests; wooded ravine; forest gallery; forest edges; secondary scrub on granitic mountain top; epiphytic on base of trunk of Elaeis guineensis; humid, swampy hollow with Nephrolepis biserrata, Culcasia angolensis, Strychnos afzelii
  ± 300-1500 m alt.
  ? Cameroon (the specimen Dalziel 8184 is possibly U. gravenreuthii fide Letouzey, but represents U. rigida fide Keay and also fide Cheek).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Wilmot-Dear, C.M. & I. Friis (2013). The Old World species of Boehmeria (Urticaceae, tribus Boehmerieae). A taxonomic revision. Blumea 58: 206

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°122286 modified 2007-01-11
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