All Floras      Advanced Search
FOC Vol. 5 Page 175 Login | eFloras Home | Help
FOC | Family List | FOC Vol. 5 | Urticaceae

14. Pouzolzia Gaudichaud-Beaupré, Voy. Uranie, Bot. 503. 1830.

雾水葛属 wu shui ge shu

Chen Jiarui (陈家瑞 Chen Chia-jui); Ib Friis, C. Melanie Wilmot-Dear

Shrubs, subshrubs, or herbs, without stinging hairs. Leaves alternate or rarely opposite; stipules often persistent, lateral, free; leaf blade 3-veined or triplinerved, margin serrate, dentate, or entire; cystoliths punctiform. Glomerules axillary or rarely at nodes along rachis of spikes, bisexual or rarely unisexual (plants monoecious or dioecious); bracts and bracteoles small. Male flowers: perianth lobes (3 or)4 or 5, connate ca. 1/2 of length, valvate, apex concave; stamens as many as perianth lobes; filaments inflexed in bud; rudimentary ovary present. Female flowers: perianth tubular, often ovoid, beaked, constricted, apex 2-4-toothed. Ovary included; style present; stigma filiform, villous along 1 side, deciduous with style; ovule orthotropous. Achene pericarp often crustaceous, lustrous. enclosed by marcescent, always accrescent, and often ribbed, rarely winged, perianth. 2n = 20, 22, 24, 26, 32.

About 37 species: pantropical; four species (one endemic) in China.

Some woody taxa are used as sources of fiber.

1 Herbs or subshrubs; leaves often opposite, margin entire.   4 P. zeylanica
+ Shrubs or small trees; leaves alternate, margin serrate or dentate.   (2)
2 (1) Leaves abaxially appressed white or silvery tomentose.   (3)
+ Leaves abaxially pubescent.   1 P. sanguinea
3 (2) Male perianth lobes 3; leaf blade abaxially snow white tomentose.   3 P. niveotomentosa
+ Male perianth lobes 4; leaf blade abaxially silvery tomentose.   2 P. calophylla

Lower Taxa


Related Objects  
  • PDF File
  • PDF

    Flora of China @
    Browse by
    Advanced Search

    Flora of China Home




     |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |