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Pakistan | Family List | Urticaceae | Debregeasia

Debregeasia salicifolia (D.Don) Rendle in Prain, Fl.Trop.Afr. 6(2):295. 1916. R.R.Stewart, Ann.Cat.Vasc. Pl.W.Pak.& Kash. 195.1972.

Vern: Puruni, Siaru, Siharu.

  • Boehmeria salicifolia D.Don
  • Debregeasia bicolor (Roxb.), Wedd
  • Debregeasia hypoleuca Wedd.
  • Urtica bicolar Roxb.

    A dioecious, evergreen tall shrub or small tree. Stem with dark brown fibrous bark scabrous, young shoots whitish tomentose. Leaves with up to 2.5 cm long, densely tomentose petiole; lamina oblong - lanceolate 2-15 cm long, 0.6-3 cm broad, silvery tomentose beneath, scabrous and rugose above, serrate, acute; stipules linear-lanceolate up to c. 1 cm long, brown, deciduous. Male flower clusters larger than female flower heads. Calyx of male flowers campanulate, streaked orange-red and white, tomentose outside, 4-lobed, shorter than brown bracteoles; tubular-ovoid with narrowed mouth in female flowers. Stamens 3-5, exserted, anthers pale purple. Achenes fleshy, yellow, c. 1.5 mm long, pointed.

    Fl.Per.: March-June.

    Type: Described from Himalayas (BM).

    Distribution: India, Pakistan (Punjab, N.W.F.Province, Kashmir) Afghanistan and Tropical Africa.

    Common in moist places in the Northern Himalayas and Salt range, up to 2000 m. A strong fibre used to make ropes, is obtained from the bark.


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