African Plant Database

Urtica simensis Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 260 (1850)  
Information on the genus : Urtica
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, pale green, dioecious, almost unbranched perennial herb to ± 1 m tall from a creeping rhizome, finely pubescent to glabrescent, with numerous, to 2,5 mm long stinging hairs on lamina, petioles and inflorescences; […]
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Ecology : Grassland; most common in disturbed places, often in large quantities near houses.
  1500-3400 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).
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Record n°122339 modified 2007-01-11
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