1. Family: Urticaceae Juss.
    1. Forsskaolea L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Spain, Cape Verde to India and Kenya , Angola to Cape Prov.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs or shrublets, monoecious, often covered with hispid hairs
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, petiolate, variously serrate; cystoliths dot-like, prominent; stipules lateral, free
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences bisexual, rarely unisexual (♀), sessile in leaf-axils, enclosed in a campanulate involucre of bracts; bracts almost completely covered by long dense woolly indumentum (but hairs at base of bracts long and stiff), lanceolate, ovate or obovate, free or fused at base Male flowers pedicellate, mostly near edge of inflorescence; perianth irregularly 3-lobed; stamen 1, inflexed, later reflexing; rudimentary ovary absent Female flowers few at centre of inflorescence, without perianth; ovary erect; stigma sessile and filiform
    Male
    Male flowers pedicellate, mostly near edge of inflorescence; perianth irregularly 3-lobed; stamen 1, inflexed, later reflexing; rudimentary ovary absent
    Female
    Female flowers few at centre of inflorescence, without perianth; ovary erect; stigma sessile and filiform
    Fruits
    Achene ovate, covered by woolly indumentum.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kenya, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Socotra, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Western Sahara, Yemen

    Introduced into:

    Comoros

    Forsskaolea L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Opobalsamum: 17 (1764)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Friis & Wilmot-Dear in Nordic Journ. Bot. 8: 34 (1988)
    • G.F.P. 2: 194 (1967)
    • Engl. in E. & P. Pf. 3(1): 117 (1888)
    • G.P. 3: 393 (1880)
    • Diss. Opobals. Decl: 17 (1764)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0