Description from Flora of China
Urtica candicans N. L. Burman, Fl. Indica 197 (typ. err. 297). 1768; Callicarpa cana Linnaeus.
Shrubs 1-2 m tall. Branchlets 4-angled, with dense gray stellate hairs. Leaf blade elliptic, ovate-elliptic, or broadly ovate, 8-15 X 4-7 cm, densely serrate, abaxially with dense gray stellate hairs, adaxially turning blackish when dry and glabrous to pubescent along veins, base acute to cuneate, margin densely serrate, apex acuminate to acute. Cymes 2-3 cm across; peduncle ca. 0.5 cm, with dense gray stellate hairs; bracts small, linear. Calyx obscurely 4-dentate to subtruncate, with dense gray stellate hairs. Corolla pinkish to pink, ca. 2 mm, with sparse stellate hairs. Filaments ca. 2 X as long as corolla tube. Ovary glabrous. Fruit black-purple, ca. 2 mm in diam. Fl. and fr. Apr-Dec.
Mountain slopes along roadsides and in open waste places; 100-500 m. Guangdong, Hainan [Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam; Australia]