5006.000 Urena L.

Description of the genus

Suffrutices. Leaves palmately-nerved, entire to 3-5-palmately lobed, with a conspicuous gland at the base of the central vein. Flowers axillary, solitary or fasciculate. Epicalyx bracts 5, connate at the base and adnate to the calyx. Calyx cup-shaped, deeply 5-fid. Petals pink or mauve. Style-branches twice the number of carpels. Fruit composed of 5 indehiscent mericarps, bearing glochidiate spines on the back.

Worldwide: 6 species in tropical and warm regions

Malawi: 1 taxon.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Botyodes asialis
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Flora of Caprivi: Urena
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Urena
Flora of Mozambique: Urena
Flora of Zambia: Urena
Flora of Zimbabwe: Urena

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Urena
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Urena
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Urena
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iNaturalist: Urena
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Urena
JSTOR Plant Science: Urena
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Urena
Plants of the World Online: Urena
Tropicos: Urena
Wikipedia: Urena

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Urena.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=940, retrieved 18 June 2024

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