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Pakistan | Family List | Urticaceae

Villebrunea Gaudich., Voy. Bonite, Bot.t. 91, 92. 1844-1851. Benth. & Hook.f., Gen.Pl.3:390. 1880; Hook.f., Fl. But. Ind.5:589. 1885; Hutch, Gen. Fl.Pl.2:190 1967.

  • Oreocnide Miq.

    Dioecious trees or shrubs. Leaves 3-costate or pinnately veined, petiolate alternate entire or crenulate; stipules intrapetiolar, bifid. Inflorescence of solitary or laxely cymose capitate, dense flowered heads. Flowers uni sexual, small. Calyx 4-lobed, lobes ovate, acute in male flowers; tubular, ventricose minutely 4-toothed and adnate to ovary in female flowers. Stamens as many as calyx lobes; staminodes absent. Ovary erect, style absent, stigma penicillate; pistillode obovate-clavete. Achenes adnate to and completely enclosed by slightly fleshy fruiting calyx.

    An Asiatic genus of about 18 species, represented in our area by the following species only.

    Lower Taxon

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