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This species is accepted, and its native range is Burundi to W. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Perennial herb to 1.5 m. high, creeping basal parts up to 30 cm. long, with bundles of roots; stems erect, one or a few from the rhizome, branching only in the lower 1/4, branches with leaves only; main stem angular, densely pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in the lower part of the main erect stems opposite, in whorls of 3(–4) or alternate, generally larger than at the tip of the stem, especially at the inflorescence, where they are generally verticillate. Lower cauline leaves subsessile or very shortly pedicellate, ovate to lanceolate, up to 4 cm. long and 1 cm. wide or wider, rugulose, base cordate to subcordate, margin entire, setulate to serrulate, apex acute to acuminate; lateral nerves ± 2 pairs, basal pair reaching almost the leaf-apex lamina; leaves of branches opposite, lamina broader and shorter than on those of the main stem, apex bluntly acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence bisexual clusters, axillary.
sex Male
Male flowers shortly pedicellate, 5-merous, with a marked transverse dorsal crest on each tepal, bearing a few scattered hairs; rudimentary ovary present.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers:perianth 4-toothed at apex, with 8–10 clearly marked longitudinal ridges; ovary completely enclosed, and only the ± 0.7 mm. long filiform style protruding. Male flowers shortly pedicellate, 5-merous, with a marked transverse dorsal crest on each tepal, bearing a few scattered hairs; rudimentary ovary present.
sex Female
Female flowers:perianth 4-toothed at apex, with 8–10 clearly marked longitudinal ridges; ovary completely enclosed, and only the ± 0.7 mm. long filiform style protruding.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Achene shiny black, ovoid, ± 1 mm long.
Habitat
Humid grassland, along streams; 950–1350 m.
Distribution
T4

Native to:

Burundi, Tanzania

Pouzolzia peteri Friis appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 42: 666 (1987)

Accepted by

  • Friis, I. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Urticaceae: 1-64.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Friis in Kew Bulletin 42: 666 (1987).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
© 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 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