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Pakistan | Family List | Urticaceae | Villebrunea

Villebrunea frutescens (Thunb.) Blume, Mus. Bot.Lugd.-Bat. 2:168. 1856. Wedd., Monogr. Urtic. 455. 1857; Brandis, For.Fl. 406. 1874; Hook.f., l.c. 590; Bamber Punj.Pl.87. 1916; Collett, Fl. Siml.ed.2. 468. 1921; Parker, For. Fl. Punj. ed. 3. 469. 1958.

  • Boehmeria frondosa D.Don
  • Boehmeria frutescens (Thunb.) Thunb.
  • Oreocnide frutescens (Thunb.) Miquel
  • Urtica frutescens Thunb.

    Medium sized, 2-3 m tall shrub, with pubescent young shoots. Leaves with 1-5 cm long, hispid to glabrate petiole; lamina ovate, elliptic or elliptic-ovate, 3-16 cm long, 1.5-10 cm broad, serrate, scabrous, hairy to glabrescent on both sides, acuminate-caudate; stipules linear lanceolate, 10-12 mm long, densely tomentose, acuminate. Inflorescence of many flowered subsessile or sessile flower clusters in axils of leaf scars of fallen leaves. Flowers minute, bracteolate. Calyx hairy outside, 1.5-2 mm long. Stamens 4, inflexed in bud. Ovary ovate, c. 1 mm long. Stigma exserted. Achenes ovoid, 1.5-2 mm long, enveloped by persistent slightly fleshy calyx and bracteoles.

    Fl.Per.: March-August.

    Type: Described from Japan (UPS).

    Distribution: Japan, China, Indo-china, Burma, Northern India (Eastern Himalayas to N.W.Himalayas) and Northern Pakistan (N.W.F.Province, Kashmir, Punjab).


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