1. Family: Urticaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Droguetia Gaudich.
      1. Droguetia debilis Rendle

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. DR Congo to Kenya and N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Perennial herb with prostrate and ascending stems, up to 25 cm. tall, branching from the base only.
    Branches
    Young branches and petioles with sparse, somewhat appressed, coarse stiff hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate, except for the lowest 2 pairs of leaves on young plants which are apparently always opposite; stipules linear–lanceolate, up to 2 mm. long and 1.5 mm. wide; petiole up to 2.5 cm. long; lamina ovate, up to 3 cm. long and 2 cm. wide, base cuneate, margin dentate with 7–11 teeth on each side, apex acute, apical tooth longer than wide; lateral nerves 2–3 pairs, basal pair arching towards the midnerve and anastomosing with upper lateral nerves; upper surface with very sparse scattered stiff hairs, lower surface with stiff hairs on the nerves.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary involucres, 2–5 in the leaf-axils on the upper part of the stem, of two kinds occurring together, the majority bisexual, broadly campanulate up to 3 mm. in diameter with 1 ♀ flower and few–many ♂ flowers, others with only 1–2 ♀ flowers.
    Figures
    Fig. 16/A–J.
    Habitat
    Undergrowth of upland rain-forest and dry montane forest; 1050–2750 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K3 K4 K6 T2

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Droguetia debilis Rendle appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bot. 55: 203 (1917)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Friis, I. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Urticaceae: 1-64.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Friis, I. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Urticaceae: 1-64.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Friis & Wilmot-Dear in Nordic Journ. Bot. 8: 44, fig. 5A–J (1988).
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 325 (1974).
    • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 1: 217 (1948).
    • Rendle in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 304 (1917).
    • Rendle in Journal of Botany 60: 203 (1917)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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