Urena lobata L.

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Urena lobata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora

Urena lobata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora

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Common names:
Erect perennial herb, up to 1 m. Stems with stellate hairs. Leaves oblong to almost circular, variously 3-5-lobed; margin serrate. Flowers solitary in leaf axils, deep pink. Fruit spherical, about 1cm in diameter.
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Derivation of specific name: lobata: lobed
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N,S,W
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Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 92 - 93. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 204. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 57. As Urena lobata lobata lobata

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 259.

Exell, A.W. (1961). Malvaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 504.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 61.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 82. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Urena lobata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Urena lobata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Urena lobata
Plants of the World Online: Urena lobata
Tropicos: Urena lobata
Wikipedia: Urena lobata

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Urena lobata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=139160, retrieved 5 March 2024

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