African Plant Database

Urtica massaica Mildbr.
Protologue : Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 8: 275 (1923) 
Information on the genus : Urtica
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect perennial dioecious herb to 2 m tall, with little branched ± quadrangular stems, 6-7 mm Ø, forming loose clumps from a creeping rhizome; all parts of plant with fiercely stinging hairs 1,5-2 mm long, raised on protuberances ± 1 mm high[…]
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Ecology : Clearings and natural open glades in rain-forest and moist evergreen bushland; often near human dwellings, especially where cattle are keept; waste land, way sides; wooded gully; sometimes in savanna.
  400-3400 m alt.

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
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 665 (2006).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 122338
Record n°122338
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