1978.000 Urera Gaudich.

Description of the genus

Dioecious woody climbers, bearing adventitious roots from the climbing stems. Stinging hairs generally present but usually confined to the petioles and inflorescences. Stipules fused, intrapetiolar. Leaves alternate; lamina 3-veined from the base. Inflorescences axillary cymes. Male flowers 4-5-merous; stamens equal in number to tepals. Female flowers with 4 unequal tepals; these persistent and enlarging to become fleshy and orange or red in fruit.

Worldwide: c. 40 species, widespread in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar, tropical America and the Pacific Islands.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Urera hypselodendron

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hypselodendron (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) Wedd.EDescription, Image
trinervis (Hochst.) Friis & ImmelmanEDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Urera
Flora of Malawi: Urera
Flora of Mozambique: Urera
Flora of Zambia: Urera

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Urera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Urera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Urera
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Urera
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Urera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Urera
JSTOR Plant Science: Urera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Urera
Plants of the World Online: Urera
Tropicos: Urera
Wikipedia: Urera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Urera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=474, retrieved 14 April 2024

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