African Plant Database

Laportea peduncularis (Wedd.) Chew
Information on the genus : Laportea
Basionym : Fleurya capensis var. mitis Wedd.
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Fleurya mitis (Wedd.) N.E. Br. (1925)
 Fleurya capensis var. mitis Wedd. (1856)
 Fleurya peduncularis var. mitis (Wedd.) Wedd. (1869)
 Laportea peduncularis (Wedd.) Chew subsp. peduncularis (1985)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Fleurya peduncularis Wedd. (1869)
=*Fleurya mitis Wedd. (1854)
=Fleurya capensis auct.
=Fleurya caffra Chew
=Laportea caffra Chew
=*Urtica mitis Hochst.
=Fleurya interrupta auct.
Taxon infra-specific
Laportea peduncularis subsp. latidens Friis (1985)
Laportea peduncularis (Wedd.) Chew subsp. peduncularis (1985)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb, monoecious or dioecious by abortion; stems soft, ± erect, decumbent or scrambling, sometimes rooting at lower nodes, 0,45-1,5 m long, woody at base, rarely branched from the base or unbranched[…]
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Ecology : Transitional- and rain-forests, especially in secondary growth; along paths and rivers; scrub; dune forest, coastal scrub.
  50-1700 m alt
  S. Africa (maps in Friis & Immelman in Fl. South. Afr. 9, Urticaceae: 12-13, 2001).
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