Urena lobata L.

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Urena lobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
SDH Cha Sarl Tea Estate, Gurue, Zambesia, Mozambique

Urena lobata

Photo: Bart Wursten
SDH Cha Sarl Tea Estate, Gurue, Zambesia, Mozambique

Urena lobata

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mabu

Urena lobata

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Lower slopes Mt Mabu

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Erect perennial herb, up to 1 m. Stems with stellate hairs. Leaves oblong to almost circular, variously 3-5-lobed; margin serrate. Flowers solitary in leaf axils, deep pink. Fruit spherical, about 1cm in diameter.
Derivation of specific name: lobata: lobed
Habitat: A weed of disturbed and cultivated ground in hot, often dry areas.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 28 March 2006

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 204. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 259.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 504.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 82. (Includes a picture).


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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: Urena lobata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139160, retrieved 2 December 2016

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