Boehmeria platyphylla D. Don

 
  • Family : URTICACEAE
    (Nettle Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : BICHCHHOO FAMILY (बिच्छू फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Urticaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Boehmeria virgata var. macrostachya (Wight) Friis & Wilmot-Dear
  • Common name : False Nettle, African Jolanettle, Harmless Nettle
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Shaded localities especially in valleys
  • Comments / notes : Common in forests of Western Ghats
  • Key identification features : Perennial herb or subshrub; Leaves papery, ovate to rhombic-ovate or elliptic.
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Collector(s) Name : C.J.Saldanha & P.Prakash
  • Collection Nos : Sedgwick 6579, KFP 2977, KFP 4177
  • Collection Locality : Charmadi Ghat (Chikamagalur)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : East Godavari district, Vishakapatnam district, Srikakulam district, West Godavari district
    • Karnataka : Chikkamagaluru district, Dakshina Kannada district, Hassan district, Shivamogga district, Uttara Kannada district
    • Maharashtra : Thane district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
    • Uttarakhand : Uttarakhand
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
    • Himachal Pradesh : Himachal Pradesh
    • Arunachal Pradesh : Arunachal Pradesh
    • Meghalaya : Meghalaya
    • Assam : Assam
    • Nagaland : Nagaland
    • Mizoram : Mizoram
    • Manipur : Manipur
    • Tripura : Tripura
  • Native : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature :
    • Saldanha & Nicolson, 1976 - Flora of Hassan district, Karnataka
    • Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984
    • Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
    • R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District
    • H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa
    • Sharma B.D, 1984 - Flora of Karnataka Analysis
    • Pullaiah, Ali Moulali, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 2.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Boehmeria platyphylla. Downloaded on 29 May 2024.

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