African Plant Database

Urera sansibarica Engl.
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenw. Ost -Afr. C. 162 (1895)
Information on the genus : Urera
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Urera braunii Engl. (1915)
=Urera fischeri Engl. (1895)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Liane, climbing to 3 m or higher; stems with reddish-brown, sometimes peeling bark, usually (especially on younger parts) with numerous fleshy protuberances to 5 mm long, crowned by a number of stinging hairs; [...]
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Ecology : Over rocks and trees in coastal forest and evergreen scrub; transitional rain-forest; apparently often associated with limestone areas; frequently in forest glades.
  5-900 m alt. (? or 1800).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 146 (1992).
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