Droguetia iners (Forssk.) Schweinf.

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Droguetia iners

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Droguetia iners

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Droguetia iners

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Scrambling or creeping perennial herb, rooting at the nodes. Stems up to several meters long, reddish-purple, hairy when young. Leaves opposite, ovate, upper surface slightly rough, under surface with long soft hairs on the veins. Flowers unisexual in small mixed axillary clusters (involucres), appearing as a single larger perianth. Fruit a very small nut, enclosed in the papery remains of the perianth.
Derivation of specific name: iners: inert (probably referring to the absence of stinging hairs)
Habitat: Along the fringes of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1350 - 1850 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species: Antanartia dimorphica dimorphica (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Wednesday 18 October 2006

Friis, I. (1991). Urticaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 112 - 114. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Droguetia iners
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Droguetia iners
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Droguetia iners
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Droguetia iners
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Droguetia iners
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Droguetia iners
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Droguetia iners
Ispot Southern Africa : Droguetia iners
JSTOR Plant Science: Droguetia iners
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Droguetia iners
Tropicos: Droguetia iners
West African Plants database: Droguetia iners

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: Droguetia iners.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120660, retrieved 11 December 2016

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