African Plant Database

Urera oblongifolia Benth.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 515 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Urera
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Scepocarpus oblongifolius (Benth.) T. Wells & A.K. Monro
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Scepocarpus oblongifolius (Benth.) T. Wells & A.K. Monro (2021)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane,glabrous,15-20m tall,climbing by adventitious roots on the slender almost unarmed reddish stems;leaves±entire,thin,with few white hairs,flowers with urticant hairs but not on petiole,petiole slender ca 10cm long;leaves mostly on short side shoots.
Ecology : Forests, primary and secondary; epiphytic; regrowth; forest gallery with Parinari excelsa; plateau with Salacia alpestris, Cissus petiolata, Justicia flava.
  475-1600 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 146 (1992).
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Record n°122283 modified 2007-01-11
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