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

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aestuans (L.) ChewN,SDescription, Image
alatipes Hook. f.Description, Image
mooreana (Hiern) ChewC,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Laportea:

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Flora of Mozambique: Laportea
Flora of Zambia: Laportea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Laportea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Laportea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Laportea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Laportea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Laportea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Laportea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Laportea.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=476, retrieved 20 February 2018

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