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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Synonyms: Boehmeria capensis (Thunb.) Spreng.
Boehmeria parvifolia Wedd.
Boehmeria pauciflora (Steud.) Blume
Didymogyne abyssinica Wedd.
Droguetia diffusa Wedd.
Droguetia pauciflora (Steud.) Wedd.
Droguetia thunbergii N.E. Br.
Droguetia woodii N.E. Br.
Parietaria capensis Thunb.
Pouzolzia pauciflora (Steud.) A. Rich.
Urtica iners Forssk.
Urtica pauciflora Steud.
Urtica urens L. var. iners (Forssk.) Wedd.
urtica verticillata Vahl
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 and plantations, usually in shade.
Altitude range: (metres) 1350 - 1850 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, Bioko, eastern DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, southern Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Kwazulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa. Also in Yemen.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Antanartia dimorphica dimorphica (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Wednesday 18 October 2006

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23. As Droguetia iners burchellii

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 81.

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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: Species information: Droguetia iners.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120660, retrieved 13 June 2024

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