Urera trinervis (Hochst. ex Krauss) Friis & Immelman

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Urera trinervis

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Rusitu Forest

Urera trinervis

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Rusitu Forest

Urera trinervis

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Rusitu Forest

Urera trinervis

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Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Urera trinervis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Urera trinervis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

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Synonyms: Elatostema trinerve Hochst.
Urera cameroonensis Wedd.
Common names: Climbing nettle (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Softly woody liane, up to 10 m. Stems with copious clear sap. Leaves elliptic to ovate with 2-3 pairs of lateral veins; margin entire. Flowers in lax axillary cymes, rarely with a few stinging hairs, unisexual on different plants.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: trinervis: 3-veined
Habitat: Along margins and in clearings of lowland evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Ghana through Central Africa to Ethiopia and South to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Hyalites igola (Food plant)
Hypolimnas anthedon wahlbergi (Larval food plant)
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Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 154.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 234. As Urera cameroonensis

Friis, I. (1991). Urticaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 81 - 83. (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 82.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 182.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Urera trinervis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Urera trinervis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Urera trinervis
Tropicos: Urera trinervis


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: Species information: Urera trinervis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120490, retrieved 19 August 2018

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