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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Annual herb with thin branched root-system; smaller flowering specimens unbranched, larger ones branching from the base, up to 0.9 m. high; stems glabrescent to pubescent, sometimes with scattered stiff hairs and hooked hairs.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, decreasing in size towards tip of branches; first leaves serrate, later ones entire or with a few basal teeth; stipules lanceolate, 3–5 mm. long, with subcordate base and long-acuminate apex, long ciliate; petiole 0.7–2.5 cm. long, thinly pilose; lamina very variable in size and shape, lanceolate to ovate, 2–8 cm. long, 1–3.5 cm. wide, base cuneate, margin serrate to entire, apex long-acuminate; lateral nerves 2–3 pairs, basal pair reaching the uppermost teeth (or, in entire leaves, the upper 4/5 of lamina); upper surface with scattered stiff hairs and punctiform cystoliths, lower surface glabrous, except for a few scattered hairs on the nerves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences bisexual axillary clusters.
sex Male
Male flowers 5–10, on pedicels ± 1 mm. long; perianth ± 1 mm. in diameter, 4-merous, with hooked hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers sessile; perianth ±1.5 mm. long, with short stiff hairs on apical part and ± 8 rather indistinct longitudinal ridges; ovary enclosed, except for the ± 1 mm. long straight or slightly curved stigma. Male flowers 5–10, on pedicels ± 1 mm. long; perianth ± 1 mm. in diameter, 4-merous, with hooked hairs.
sex Female
Female flowers sessile; perianth ±1.5 mm. long, with short stiff hairs on apical part and ± 8 rather indistinct longitudinal ridges; ovary enclosed, except for the ± 1 mm. long straight or slightly curved stigma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achene ± 1.5 mm. long, apparently permanently enclosed in the persistent perianth which becomes slightly verrucose at maturity.
Habitat
Lowland rain-forest; 0–220 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K7

Native to:

Kenya

Pouzolzia fadenii Friis & Jellis appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 1983 Faden, R. B. [74/1092], Kenya K000242968 holotype
Jun 1, 1983 Verdcourt, B. [1858], Kenya K000332788
Jun 1, 1983 Faden, R.B. [792], Kenya K000332787
Luke, W.R.Q. [1910], Kenya K000332789
Luke, W.R.Q. [4045], Kenya K000332790

First published in Kew Bull. 39: 593 (1984)

Accepted by

  • 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 & Jellis in Kew Bulletin 39: 593 (1984).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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