Boehmeria virgata subsp. macrophylla (Hornem.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear (syn: Boehmeria huegeliana Bl.; Boehmeria macrophylla (Thunb.) Hornem. (ambiguous synonym); Boehmeria massuriensis Bl.)

(China (N-Guangdong, N-Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan, S-Zhejiang, SW-Sichuan), Tibet, Russian Far East, Bhutan, India, Laos, Nepal, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, Thailand,
Vietnam, Java,
Darjeeling, Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Kachin, Mandalay, Sagaing, Taninthayi), Pakistani Kashmir (Mirpur), Jammu & Kashmir (Jammu) as per Catalogue of life) 
Keys of varieties as per Flora of China;
commonly known as: African jolanettle, false nettle, wild ramie • Chinese: 长叶苎麻 chang ye zhu ma, 水苎麻 shui zhu ma • French: bois de source noir, grande ortie, moyen l’ortie, ortie rouge • Khasi: dieng sohkhra • Thai: จ๊าป่าน cha pan;
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (Description & Keys- Boehmeria glomerulifera Miq. & Boehmeria platyphylla D.Don (syn. of Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem.)
Perhaps the crucial difference between B. macrophylla has membranous leaves with long slender branched spikes and B. japonica characterised by thicker (papery) leaves, rugose above with raised veins and stiff erect unbranched spikes   
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