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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropics & Subtropics.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Urticaceae, I. Friis. Flora Zambesiaca 9:6. 1991

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual or perennial herbs, or shrubs, monoecious.
Morphology General Cystoliths
Cystoliths dot-like.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, opposite or verticillate, petiolate or sessile, entire or dentate; stipules free, lateral.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of compact, axillary bisexual glomerules.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers sessile, with an indefinite number of completely fused tepals which enclose the erect ovaries; staminodes absent; stigma sessile, filiform with lateral papillae, deciduous. Male flowers pedicellate, 4–5-merous, tepals rarely with transverse crests or wings, ovaries rudimentary or absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achene ± compressed ovoid, completely enclosed in the persistent membranaceous perianth.

[FTEA]

Urticaceae, I. Friis University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Erect annual or, more often, perennial herbs or shrubs, monoecious
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, opposite or verticillate, petiolate or sessile, entire or dentate, cystoliths dot-like; stipules free, lateral
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of compact axillary bisexual glomerules
sex Male
Male flowers pedicellate, 4–5-merous; tepals rarely with transversal crests or wings; rudimentary ovary present or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers sessile, with an indefinite number of completely fused tepals enclosing the ovary, sometimes apparently fused with it in the lower part, often with ± clearly marked longitudinal ridges or wings; staminodes absent; stigma sessile, filiform with lateral papillae, deciduous Male flowers pedicellate, 4–5-merous; tepals rarely with transversal crests or wings; rudimentary ovary present or absent
sex Female
Female flowers sessile, with an indefinite number of completely fused tepals enclosing the ovary, sometimes apparently fused with it in the lower part, often with ± clearly marked longitudinal ridges or wings; staminodes absent; stigma sessile, filiform with lateral papillae, deciduous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achene ovoid, erect, ± compressed, completely enclosed in the persistent membranous perianth.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Erect monoecious annual or perennial herbs, or shrubs; cystoliths dot-like
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate; blade entire or dentate; stipules free, lateral. Inflorescences compact axillary bisexual glomerules, usually provided with linear to ovate bracts with hooked hairs
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers sessile, with an indefinite number of completely fused tepals which enclose the erect ovary; staminodes absent; stigma sessile, articulated just above the ovary, filiform with unilateral papillae, deciduous Male flowers pedicellate, 4–5-merous, ovary rudimentary or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achene ovoid, completely enclosed in and often partly fused with the persisting membranous perianth.
Distribution
About 45 species, mainly in the tropics of the Old World.

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Caroline Is., Central African Repu, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Kermadec Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rwanda, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Fiji, Florida

Pouzolzia Gaudich. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. s.n.], Myanmar K001132551

First published in Voy. Uranie: 503 (1830)

Accepted by

  • (2013). file:///C:/Users/rg02kg/Downloads/MPE2013_Urtaceae.pdf epublication.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 286.

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Friis & Jellis in Kew Bull. 39: 587–601 (1984).
  • in Freyc., Voy. Monde, Bot.: 503 (1830).

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by I. Friis [updated by M. Thulin 2008]
  • Friis & Jellis in Kew Bull. 39: 587–601 (1984).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Engl. in E. & P. Pf. 3(1): 112 (1888)
  • Friis & Jellis in K.B. 39: 587–601 (1984)
  • G.F.P. 2: 188 (1967)
  • G.P. 3: 387 (1880)
  • in Freyc., Voy. Monde, Bot: 503 (1830)

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