Urera hypselodendron (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Wedd.

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Urera hypselodendron

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Seldomseen, Vumba

Urera hypselodendron

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Castle Beacon, Vumba

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Synonyms: Urera schimperi Wedd.
Urtica hypselodendron A. Rich.
Common names:
Status: Native
Woody liane, up to 25 m. Stems with numerous adventitious roots and copious clear sap. Leaves ovate to obovate with 3-5 pairs of lateral veins; margin finely serrate or crenate. Stinging hairs few, on the nerves and petioles. Flowers in lax axillary cymes with numerous stinging hairs, unisexual on different plants.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Along margins and in clearings of montane and riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1450 - 2150 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Eastern DRC, southern Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species: Hypolimnas anthedon wahlbergi (Larval food plant)
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 June 2006

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 280. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 234.

Friis, I. (1991). Urticaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 82 - 85. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 182.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Urera hypselodendron.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120480, retrieved 28 October 2016

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