Spermatophyta: Dicotyledonae: Archichlamydeae
- Nettle family
Friis, I (1991)
Urticaceae FZ 9(6)
Description of the family
Annual or perennial herbs, shrubs
or small trees, monoecious or dioecious, sometimes with stinging hairs. Stipules usually present. Leaves alternate or
opposite, simple or lobed, usually strongly 3-veined from the base. Cystoliths generally present. Inflorescences usually
cymose, densely clustered. Flowers minute, unisexual, with 1
whorl of tepals. Ovary superior with 1 erect basal ovule.
Worldwide: 48 genera and 1,050 species, tropical, with a few temperate.
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Other sources of information about Urticaceae:Flora of Zimbabwe
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Urticaceae
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Stefaan Dondeyne 2007-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Dondeyne, S.
. Flora of Mozambique: Family page: Urticaceae.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/family.php?family_id=227, retrieved 23 May 2013