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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FWTA]

Urticaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A forest liane to 100 ft. high.

Native to:

Benin, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone

Urera obovata Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Scott Elliot, G.F. [5559], Sierra Leone K000242887 Unknown type material
Vogel, J.R.T. [s.n.], Sierra Leone K000040261 Unknown type material
Bernardi [8592], Ivory Coast K000040263
Vogel, J.R.T. [64], Niger K000040260 Unknown type material
Aké Assi, L. [1209], Ivory Coast K000040262

First published in W.J.Hooker, Niger Fl.: 516 (1849)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Chev. Bot. 610.
  • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 257, partly

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.

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