1. Family: Urticaceae Juss.
    1. Pouzolzia Gaudich.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Southern America, Australasia, Northern America and Asia-Temperate..

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual or perennial herbs, or shrubs, monoecious.
    Cystoliths
    Cystoliths dot-like.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, opposite or verticillate, petiolate or sessile, entire or dentate; stipules free, lateral.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of compact, axillary bisexual glomerules.
    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.
    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

    Habit
    Erect annual or, more often, perennial herbs or shrubs, monoecious
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, opposite or verticillate, petiolate or sessile, entire or dentate, cystoliths dot-like; stipules free, lateral
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of compact axillary bisexual glomerules
    Male
    Male flowers pedicellate, 4–5-merous; tepals rarely with transversal crests or wings; rudimentary ovary present or absent
    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
    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
    Fruits
    Achene ovoid, erect, ± compressed, completely enclosed in the persistent membranous perianth.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Central African Repu, China South-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, East Himalaya, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Honduras, India, Ivory Coast, Jawa, Kenya, Kermadec Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laccadive Is., Laos, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Nigeria, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Panamá, Peru, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Réunion, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Solomon Is., Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tibet, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, West Himalaya, 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)

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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