1. Family: Urticaceae Juss.
    1. Lecanthus Wedd.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Asia-Tropical, Africa, Pacific and China South-Central..

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

    Habit
    Annual or short lived perennial, monoecious or apparently dioecious herbs.
    Cystoliths
    Cystoliths elongated.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate.
    Stipules
    Stipules intrapetiolar, fused.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences single in the leaf axils, unisexual, rarely bisexual, pedunculate; receptacles surrounded by fused bracts. Female inflorescences larger, with many flowers on a flat, disk-shaped receptacle; flowers (3)4-merous, tepals ± markedly cucullate, ovary erect, stigma penicillate, staminodes present. Male inflorescences usually small, ± bell- or cup-shaped, usually with less than 10 flowers; male flowers 4–5-merous, with a rudimentary ovary.
    Fruits
    Achene ovoid, verrucose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, China South-Central, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gulf of Guinea Is., India, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malawi, Niue, Samoa, Tanzania, Tokelau-Manihiki, Tonga, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Zaïre

    Lecanthus Wedd. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 1: 187 (1854)

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 276.
    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. Sér. 4,1: 187 (1854).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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