African Plant Database

Laportea mooreana (Hiern) Chew
Protologue : Gard. Bull Singapore, xxi. 201 (1965).
Information on the genus : Laportea
Basionym : Adicea mooreana Hiern
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Fleurya mooreana (Hiern) Rendle (1917)
 Adicea mooreana Hiern (1900)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Fleurya urophylla Mildbr. (1923)
=Fleurya funigera Mildbr.
=Laportea grossa auct.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Monoecious annual (? and short-lived perennial) herb 0,5-1-2(-? 4) m tall, with few stems 6-8 mm Ø at base from the ± woody base; stems curved-radicant at base, puberulous to pubescent, frequently with violently stinging hairs 1-2 mm long[…]
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Ecology : Shady road sides; old cultivations; rain-forest; moist rocks in woodland or wooded grassland; mixed evergreen rain-forest; granitic screes; waste places; sometimes cultivated (for fibre).
  800-1600 m alt.
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Record n°122256 modified 2007-01-11
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