African Plant Database


Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem.
Family : URTICACEAE
Protologue : Hort. Hafn. ii. 890 2: 890 (1815)
Information on the genus : Boehmeria
 
 
Status
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Boehmeria virgata subsp. macrophylla (Hornem.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Boehmeria virgata subsp. macrophylla (Hornem.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Boehmeria virgata subsp. macrophylla (Hornem.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear (2013)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Boehmeria platyphylla Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (1825)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, shrubby or herbaceous perennial plant or shrub 0,5-2-3(?4) m tall with rather thick unbranched or sparsely branched stems, or with long, often overhanging, thinner branches from the underground parts;[…]
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Ecology : Raphia vegetation, bushy valley in rain-forest areas; gallery; rocky hills; mountain forests; secondary forests; forest edges; along water in dense tangle; swamps; savannas; old clearings; road sides; among rocks in moist woodland; […]
  Extremely variable in habit, in indumentum, size and texture of leaves. – Many forms are cited in Fl. Cameroun 8: 200-207, 1968.
  ± 200-2150 m alt. Related to B. nivea (L.) Hook. f. & Arn., Ramie Grass, an herbaceous much-branched tufted plant to 1 m tall, native of E Asia-Malesia; also introduced in Africa for fibre or as an ornamental.
  Bioko/Fernandoo Poo; Madagascar, Mauritius; tropical Asia, Indonesia. – A specimen grown at Malmaison near Paris (France) named Boehmeria caudata Sw. was described and illustrated by Bonpland

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa Urticaceae: 444-46
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
 
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Map
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Record n°122389 modified 2014-10-08
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