African Plant Database

Urera trinervis (Hochst.) Friis & Immelman
Protologue : Nord. J. Bot. 7(2): 126 (1987)
Information on the genus : Urera
Basionym : Elatostema trinerve Hochst.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Elatostema trinerve Hochst. (1845)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Urera cameroonensis Wedd. (1869)
=Urera acuminata var. cameroonensis (Wedd.) Leandri (1965)
=Urera woodii N.E. Br. (1911)
=Urera arborea De Wild. & T. Durand
=Urera laurentii De Wild.
=Urera cameroonensis var. laurentii (De Wild.) Rendle
=Urera gilletii De Wild.
=*Urera obovata var. jihefo Hiern
=Urera usambarensis Rendle
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane, climbing to 30-60 m or more;stems softly woody, semi-succulent, to 10 cm Ø at base; bark grey to brownish-black,longitudinally striate,glabrous,rarely pubescent,with large leaf scars on young branches but very rarely with raised protuberances[…]
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Ecology : Open places in rain-forest or half-deciduous forest;regrowths;young secondary forest;stream sides;wooded thickets;scrubby edges of meadows in forest;swamp forest;clearings;sometimes sprawling over rocks or among boulders. Partially epiphytic
  1-1600 m alt Grown near villages (Zaire). With copious clear exudate when cut.
  São Tomé; S. Africa. Liberia? Also Ethiopia?
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Climber - Ht 3 - 10 m. Alt: 15 - 610 m. Distribution: EC, KN

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1991). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 9[6]: 81
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 9: 7-8 (2001).
  • Fl. S. Africa 9: 6 (2001).
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