Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew, Gard. Bull. Singapore 21(2): 200-201 200 1965. (syn. Boehmeria interrupta (L.) Willd.; Boehmeria javanica (Bl.) Hassk.; Boehmeria spicata (Gaud.) Endl.; Fleurya glomerata Gaud.; Fleurya interrupta (L.) Gaud.; Fleurya spicata Gaud.; Fleurya spicata var. interrupta (L. ) Wedd. ex Seem.; Schychowskia interrupta (L.) W. Wight; Urtica affinis Hook. & Arn.; Urtica capitata Blanco; Urtica gaudichaudii Steud.; Urtica interrupta L.; Urtica javanica Bl.; Urtica lomatocarpa Hochst. ex Steud.; Urtica racemosa Gaud.; Urtica sessiliflora Blanco.; Urtica spicigera Steud.);
Tropical & S. Africa, Arabian Peninsula, Mozambique, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to NW. Pacific: Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Cambodia, Cameroon, Caroline Is., China South-Central, Ethiopia, Guinea-Bissau, India, Jawa, Kenya, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mozambique, Myanmar, New Guinea, Northern Territory, Oman, Philippines, Queensland, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Vietnam, Western Australia as per POWO;
Australia (N-Northern Territory, Queensland: Cape York peninsula), Java, Seychelles (I), New Caledonia, N-Cameroon, Guinea-Bissau, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Sudan, peninsular Malaysia, Singapore (I), China (SW-Yunnan), Taiwan, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Philippines, Maldives, Marquesas Isl., Marshall Isl. (Jaluit), Micronesia (Yap, Pohnpei, Kosrae), Society Isl. (Tahiti), Southern Marianas (Rota, Guam), Tuvalu (Nui Atoll), American Samoa (Manua Isl., Ta’u, Ofu), Cook Isl. (Rarotonga), Niue, Tonga (Tongatapu, Vava’u, Tafahi), Fiji, Western Samoa (Upolu, Savaii), Austral Isl. (Tubuai), Rotuma Isl., Oman (Dhofar), Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Shan, Taninthayi, Yangon) as per Catalogue of Life;
India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; Africa as per Flora of China;
la-POR-tee-uh — named for French naturalist, François Louis de la Porte … Dave’s Botanary
in-ter-UP-tuh — interrupted in some fashion … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: Hawai’i woodnettle, hen’s nettle, stinging nettle • Assamese: ডেমচোৰাত dam-chorat • Bengali: লাল-বিছুটি lal-bichuti • Hindi: बिछाता bichata, बिछुआ bichua, बिछुटी bichuti • Kannada: ಕಾಡು ಚುರುಚುರಕನ ಗಿಡ kaadu churuchurukana gida, ಪಂಚರಂಗಿ pancharangi, ತುರಿಕೆ ಗಿಡ turike gida • Konkani: खातखुतली khatkhutli • Malayalam: ആനക്കൊടിത്തൂവ anakkotittuva, കുപ്പത്തൂവ kuppattuva • Marathi: आग्या aagya • Odia: ବିଛୁଆତି bichhuati • Sanskrit: वृश्र्चत् vrushrchat • Tamil: பெருங்காஞ்சொறி peru-n-kanchori • Tulu: ಆಕಿರೆ aakire
Names further compiled / updated at https://dineshvalke.blogspot.com/2023/07/laportea-interrupta-l-chew.html
Wild Plant for ID : Jijamata Udyan,Mumbai : 251012 : AK-2:
Looks like Laportea interrupta to me.
… looks like Laportea interrupta (family Urticaceae) to me too.
Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew from Kamrup district(Metro), Assam : Attachments (5). 2 posts by 2 authors.
Attached images are Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew. collected from Kamrup district (Metro).
Location: Kamrup district(Metro), Assam
Family : Urticaceae
Genus & species: Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew
Vern. Name : Dam-chorat (Assamese)
Habitat: Grows wild side of the drain
Habit : Herb
A very pleasant coincidence. Today I was trying to find what this plant is; which grows wild in our coconut garden occasionally. Even if it slightly itches the skin on contact; it is used as a leafy vegetable in our place.
Thank you very much …, for the vernacular name dam-chorat.
Requesting ID of this plant – Mumbai :: 27082013 :: ARK-03 :: August 2013 : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant captured in a residential building compound in Mumbai growing wild in the rains in August 2013.
I was given to understand that this may be Acalypha lanceolata…
This is Stinging Nettle [Laportea interrupta, previously Fleurya interrupta].
What is the name of this shrub? Its leaves cause a lot of irritation. : 14 posts by 8 authors. Attachments (2).
looks like some sp of Boehmeria
Is it Boehmeria nivea???
… may be right. This herb has been identified in the past, I had submitted the pictures and there was quite a long thread.
…. looks like Laportea interrupta ((syn. Fleurya interrupta, Urtica interrupta) … commonly known as: Hawai’i woodnettle, hen’s nettle, stinging nettle • Hindi: बिछाता bichata, बिछुआ bichua • Kannada: ಕಾಡು ಚುರುಚುರಕನ ಗಿಡ kaadu churuchurukana gida, ಪಂಚರಂಗಿ pancharangi, ತುರಿಕೆಗಿಡ turike gida • Konkani: खटकुटली khatkutli • Marathi: आग्या aagya • Sanskrit: वृश्र्चत् vrushrchat • Tamil: பெரும்காஞ்சொறி perunkanchori • Tulu: aakire ಆಕಿರೆ
Friends, how about Urtica dioica?
My first reaction was Urtica only, but never seen such stems and leaves in U. dioica or U. parviflora. It could be U. urens as per the following link
You are correct. However, there is some difference between the pictures posted by … and the picture in your link. Is there any way in which we can go through my old mails. I had posted an identical picture earlier and it was identified. if we could go through my old mails on eflora site, we could be more clear.
This plant plant was up-loaded as possible Urtica sp.
I had suggested Urtica urtens but after seeing the species U. urens in California and one up-loaded by … from Uttarakhand, the above plant is definitely not U. urens.
The identification is still elusive. Experts can help
It is Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew of Urticaceae. Flowers are not visible here which appear in long, axillary, interrupted pseudo-spikes. Stinging hairs are present on both surfaces of leaves but less irritating than Urtica spp.
Thanks … for finally Resolving it.
Herb ID from Bangladesh SM105 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Fleurya interrupta (L.) Gaudich.
ANSEPT31/31 Acalypha sp. for identification : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)
It is Leportea sp. of family Urticaceae..
Laportea interrupta (Urticaceae) to me.
I am too if the same opinion. Beautifully photographed.
5 pictures for you of Laportea interrupta : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Attaching pictures of Laportea interupta
You have been sent 5 pictures.
… commonly known as: Hawai’i woodnettle, hen’s nettle, stinging nettle • Hindi: बिछाता bichata, बिछुआ bichua • Kannada: ಕಾಡು ಚೂರುಚೂರುಕನ ಗಿಡ್ kaadu churuchurukana gida • Konkani: खटकुटली khatkutli • Marathi: आग्या aagya • Sanskrit: वृश्र्चत् vrushrchat • Tamil: பெரும்காஞ்சொறி perunkanchori
Syn: Urtica interrupta L.; Fleurya interrupta (L.) Wight
Many thanks … for the names you provided; somehow I missed noting your response. I stumbled upon it only today, when I am re-compiling names for the posted plant – Laportea interrupta.
Names of Plants in India :: Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew : 4 posts by 2 authors. 1 image.
commonly known as: Hawai’i woodnettle, hen’s nettle, stinging nettle • Assamese: ডাম-চোৰাত dam-chorat, টেৰমেই termei, তিনিপতীয়া tinipotia • Bengali: লাল-বিছুটি lal-bichuti • Hindi: बिछाता bichata, बिछुआ bichua, बिछुटी bichuti • Kannada: ಪಂಚರಂಗಿ pancharangi • Kokborok: phereijang • Konkani: रेडी खातखुतली redi khatkhutli • Malayalam: ആനക്കൊടിത്തൂവ aanakkodithoova, ചൊറിയണം choriyanam, കുപ്പത്തൂവ kuppathoova • Marathi: आग्या aagya • Odia: ବିଛୁଆତି bichhuati • Tamil: பெருங்காஞ்சொறி peru-n-kanchori • Tulu: ಆಕಿರೆ aakire • Urdu: بچهاتا bichata, بچهوا bichua, بچهٿي bichuti
botanical names: Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew … homotypic synonyms: Boehmeria interrupta (L.) Willd. • Fleurya interrupta (L.) Gaudich. • Tragia interrupta (L.) Spreng. • Urtica interrupta L. … and many more at POWO
Bibliography / etymology
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টেৰমেই termei, তিনিপতীয়া tinipotia
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रेडी खातखुतली redi khatkhutli
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ആനക്കൊടിത്തൂവ aanakkodithoova (or ആനത്തൂവ aanathoova), കുപ്പത്തൂവ kuppathoova
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*Andhra Pradesh, *Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, *Rajasthan, *Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal
* no given name / no name found, in the regional language(s) of the state
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Names compiled / updated at https://dineshvalke.blogspot.com/2023/07/laportea-interrupta-l-chew.html
Both Malayalam and English names and spelling are correct. Choriyanam means itching.
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-Pune
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-Wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length- about 6 cms
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size-green
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts-whorls with yellow buds and white flowers
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen
Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew. of Urticaceae family. The plant has stinging hairs mainly on leaves.
Yes Laportea interrupta uploaded by me yesterday from Chakrata trip.
26092011GS1 Boehmeria like herb from Dakpathar for ID:
These photographs I had initially mixed up with Boehmeria but is a much more delicate plant about 1 m tall with slender red petioles and small green flowers in loose clusters on an elogated inflorescence, photographed from roadside, growing among shrubs in shaded places, photographed on September 16, 2011
Please refer this previous discussion here regarding *Laportea interrupta*:
I am also uploading here from same place
Yes Urticaceae member. Produces a bad itch on touching the plant. Has become a widespread weed in Pune too
What about Urtica parviflora which looks quite similar.?
Urtical parviflora is a much different highly stinging leaves and connate stipules. I am uploading separately.
… Laportea interrupta … some views at my photostream …
Attaching my pictures of similar plant the ID of which was also concluded after long discussion as Laportea interrupta Syn. Urtica interrupta. Clicked in Oct 2009.
Yes Laportea interrupta of Urticaceae family,
The first member mentioned in the “Plant Groups”, under Urticaceae family, is Fleurya interrupta (L.) Gaud. But KEW says it is an unresolved name! While Flora of China and Tropicos state it is synonym of Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew, which in turn is an accepted name of Fleurya interrupta (L.) Wight !
Attaching images of what we call LAL-BICHUTI in Bengali, a common stinging herb.
Species : Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew
Habit & Habitat : wild herb, about 1 foot tall, common on roadside and wasteplace
Bengali name : LAL-BICHUTI
Date : 18/8/12, 10.35 A.M.
Place : Hooghly
Site visited :
Yes, … I notice its growing very close to an old wall… was it by any chance growing in the mortar between the bricks or wa sit growing in the ground by the wall…
It was growing in the ground, by the wall and of course there were some unused building materials where i found this herb
Your words, “…love lime…”, explain why i very often find this plant by sides of boundary walls.
This one is for you, recorded on 18th Oct., 2009.
Its Laportea interrupta of Urticaceae family
SK1625 05 Dec 2018 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (10)- around 400 kb each.
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date: 3 and 26 October 2018
Elevation: 4400 ft.
Habit : Wild.
Which Pilea ??
Thanks …, Species available in efi so far
sir i think it is Laportea interrupta.
Laportea interrupta (L.) Chew
I guess it is a correct match but did not find listed for Nepal.
Id. Please: 2 images.
Please help in identification of this tiny flower.. taken at Aambyvalley rd.,Upper Lonavala on 22/8/2002.
Appears close to images at
Laportea interrupta as … said
Yes looks like it.