African Plant Database


Urtica urens L.
Family : URTICACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 2: 984 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Urtica
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual erect monoecious herb to 60cm tall,often branched from the base;leaf lamina elliptic with cuneate base;flower panicles clustered in the leaf axils,shorter than petiole,with male and female flowers mixed;plant glabrous except for the stinging hairs.
Ecology : Weed of cultivations, roadsides, in villages.
  at medium and high altitudes. Not mapped.
  Cosmopolitan in temperate regions. Also in S. Africa (map in Friis & Immelman, o.c.: 5).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual -Herb - Ht 0.1 - 0.5 m. Alt: 20 - 2685 m. Distribution: LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, MP, NC, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 9: 5 (2001).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 1: 168 (1931). 
  • Fl. Afrique N. 7: 151 (1961). 
  • NÈGRE, R. (1961). Petite flore des régions arides du Maroc occidental. 1: 157
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 1: 278 (1962).
  • Fl. Eur. 1: 80 (1964).
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1977). Flora of Libya. 47: 12
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 18 (1979).
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 1 1: 155 
  • Fl. Iberica 3: 266 (1993). 
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, J. MATHEZ, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (1999). Flore pratique du Maroc. vol. [1] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 1: 126
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 17 (1999).
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 390
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : (2008).
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie : catalogue synonymique commenté

Bibliography other :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
More info on :
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 122337
 
Record n°122337 modified 2009-03-16
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