African Plant Database

Obetia carruthersiana (Hiern) Rendle
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. (Prain) 6: 245 (1917)
Information on the genus : Obetia
Basionym : Urticastrum carruthersianum Hiern
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Laportea carruthersiana (Hiern) K. Schum. (1900)
 Urticastrum carruthersianum Hiern (1900)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Obetia australis Engl. (1914)
=*Urera engleriana Dinter (1909)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub or tree 1,2-7m tall;stem stout,erect-patent,dusky red,sparingly branched in stout branches armed all round with crowded straight slender subulate pallid deciduous spreading excessively stinging prickles articulated at or near small tubercular[…]
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Ecology : Primitive forests by streams; widely distributed, almost always on rocky outcrops in dry scrub or subdesert vegetation.
  800-1800 m alt.
  Namibia (full map, Kew Bull. 38: 227, 1983; Friis & Immelman in Fl. S. Afr. 9, Urticaceae: 9, 2001).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Tree - Ht up to 4 m. Alt: Distribution: NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 156 (1997).
  • Fl. S. Africa 9: 9 (2001).
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Record n°122262 modified 2007-01-11
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