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Pakistan | Family List | Urticaceae | Urtica

Urtica ardens Link, Hort. Berol. 2:385. 1822. R.R. Stewart, l.c.; Hara in Fl. East Himal. 3rd. Rep. 28. 1975.

Vern.: Berain, Shishona

  • Urtica parviflora Roxb.

    Monoecious, annual, glabrous or pubescent, up to 1.5 m tall herb, copiously covered with stinging hairs. Leaves with 0.5-6.5 cm long petiole; lamina elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-10 cm long, 2.5-6.5 cm broad, subcordate at the base, irregularly serrate or double serrate, apex acuminate or not; stipules connate, oblong-ovate, 5-12 mm long, entire, glabrous. Panicle of cymes axillary, as long as leaves, puberulous and covered with stinging hairs. Flowers green. Sepals hispid. Achenes minute, elliptic-rotundate, brown.

    Fl.Per.: March-August.

    Type: Described from Nepal.

    Distribution: Pakistan eastwards to Sikkim and W. China from 1000 to 4500 m.


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