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Useful Temperate Plants

Boehmeria nivea

(L.)Gaudich.

Urticaceae


Boehmeria nivea is a very variable species. Variants have often been recognised formally at the level of species, variety or form, distinguished on characters such as size of leaves, shape of leaf base, length of acuminate apex, density or presence or absence of white tomentum on abaxial leaf surface and stipules connate or free, but a range of intergrading forms exists with all characters varying independently such that formal distinction is artificial[
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Title
The Old World species of Boehmeria (Urticaceae, tribus Boehmerieae). A taxonomic revision
Publication
Blumea 58, 2013: 85-216
Author
Wilmot-Dear C.M. & Friis I.
Website
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/nhn/blumea
Publisher
 
Year
2013
ISBN
 
Description
A comprehensive revision of the genus.
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+ Synonyms

Boehmeria candicans Hassk.

Boehmeria frutescens concolor (Makino) Nakai

Boehmeria frutescens viridula (Yamam.) Suzuki

Boehmeria juncea Bedevian

Boehmeria nipononivea Koidz.

Boehmeria tenacissima Gaudich.

Boehmeria thailandica Yahara

Boehmeria utilis André

Procris nivea Wedd.

Ramium niveum (L.) Kuntze

Urera lamiifolia Gaudich.

Urtica lamiifolia Juss. ex Pers.

Urtica nivea L.

Urtica tenacissima Roxb.

Urtica utilis de Vriese

Common Name: Ramie

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