1980.000 Laportea Gaudich.

FLEURYA Gaudich.

Description of the genus

Dioecious or monoecious, annual or perennial herbs, not climbing, bearing stinging hairs, these less than 5 mm long. Stipules fused, intrapetiolar. Cystoliths present. Leaves alternate, simple, serrate. Inflorescences usually unisexual panicles, sometimes appearing spicate or as interrupted spikes. Male flowers: actinomorphic, 4-5-merous with the same number of stamens as tepals. Female flowers with 4 free, very unequal, tepals; ovary ovoid. Achene flattened, rugose.

Worldwide: c. 21 species in warm and tropical regions of the world, extending to temperate E Asia and N America

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Laportea alatipes

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aestuans (L.) ChewNDescription, Image
alatipes Hook. f.EDescription, Image
mooreana (Hiern) ChewEDescription, Image
ovalifolia (Schumach.) ChewNDescription
peduncularis (Wedd.) Chew subsp. peduncularis EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Laportea:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Laportea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=476, retrieved 27 February 2024

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