Himalayan Nettle;
 
Differing from U. parviflora in stipules rounded (and not cleft) at tip, stems with numerous stinging hairs, leaves wrinkled more clearly visible in dried specimens, comparatively thicker leaves and with more often stinging hairs on upper surface of leaves. 

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Urtica ardens from Bhimtal, Uttarakhand : Attachments (4). 4 posts by 2 authors.

Uploading Urtica ardens Link to bring out the differences from U. parviflora uploaded in the other thread.
Urtica ardens Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. 2: 385. 1822.
Syn: Urtica himalayensis Kunth & Bouché; U. mairei H. Léveillé var. oblongifolia C. J. Chen; U.zayuensis C. J. Chen.
Differing from U. parviflora in stipules rounded (and not cleft) at tip, stems with numerous stinging hairs, leaves wrinkled more clearly visible in dried specimens, comparatively thicker leaves and with more often stinging hairs on upper surface of leaves.
Photographed from Bhimtal in Uttarakhand.

Can you have a look at my Urtica from Sattal, Uttarakhand?

Identified as Urtica dioica.


Yes …

I hope you mean this one
It is more likely U. ardens but stipules needs to be focussed to confirm conclusively


Yes, I mean the same post.
Adding one more picture to my post taken by the roadside, same day.


 

 

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Wild Plant For ID : Sattal,Uttarakhand : 200813 : AK-3 : Attachments (1). 6 posts by 3 authors. A small plant seen growing wild at Sattal, Uttarakhand on 23/3/13.

Girardinia?


More likely to be Urtica dioica..


Yes Bicchu Ghas/Stinging Nettle


Adding one more picture taken same day, on 23/3/13, after going through your two posts today.


A reply from another thread:
“It is more likely U. ardens but stipules needs to be focussed to confirm conclusively …”


 

 

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Flora of Chakrata: Urtica parviflora from Chakrata: Urtica parviflora from Chakrata


Yes …


Thanks Sir, you have provided the id at the spot but i forgot that. Today when saw a photo of location i recall it immediately


U. ardens as per another thread


 

 

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VOF Week: Urticaceae sp-2 —- near Joshimath: Looks like some Urticaceae sp. I had seen some sort of bulge in the stem. Sharing photographs of the same..
Location: Near Joshimath.


Yes Urticaceae, may be Urtica sp….


Urtica parviflora

united stipules forming single broader one on each side can be clearly seen in the first photograph.


U. ardens as per another thread


Urtica parviflora from Manali : Attachments (2). 9 posts by 3 authors.

Urtica parviflora from Manali with stinging hairs and conjnate stipules


How this is different from Urtica dioca


In Urtica dioca the stipules are free

 


  

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Sir, then mines are also Urtica parviflora. Sharing ..from Shimla

pls validate.
5 correct images.


Yes surely Urtica parviflora


U. ardens as per another thread.

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Urtica ardens/ABDEC10 : (mixed thread): 4 posts by 3 authors. 4 images.
New shoots are coming out on our ubiquitous nettle. I took some close ups today to show the translucent white bristles on leaves and the stalks. This pretty plant can give a painful sting and all of us here have some time or the other been victim of our occasional carelessness. 

Himalayan NettleUrtica ardens
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
1750m
04 December 2014.


best pics have seen so far of these 


Very good photographs …


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There are these caterpillar like protrusions on the Urtica ardens plants. What are they for I wonder.

Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP

1750m approx.
6 May 2015. 
1 image.


its a fungus called rust. affects stems. here its done the stem of the leaf in…usually seen on u dioica…see this figure
Fig 5. Rust of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) caused by Puccinia caricina.

its about 70% down the page but dont see why it cant infect u ardens.

secondly be very careful of the stings. all nettles nettle. so beware. wear gloves and use tweezers and forceps if you have to touch them

as in removing them from your yard etc.


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These nettles are flowering now and I have photos of the male and female flowers. Please advise if I am wrong. First, following Dr Gurcharan Singh’s ID key, I checked the stipules on dozens of plants to make sure that the plants we have here are Urtica ardens. They are indeed so. I did not see a single U. dioica plant on our slopes. Here are the photographs taken between 28 and 30 June. 8 images.

Male flowers;
Female flowers;
these 3 correct images.


I am afraid you may not have mixed up your plants.
Urtica dioica is distinct in free stipules, male and female flowers usually on different plants, profuse stinging hairs
Those with connate stipules we should look for two types of plants 
U. ardens with profuse stinging hairs, blistered and uneven surface so that it becomes wrinkled when dry, stipules mostly rounded at tip
I will upload another population of U. ardens soon
U. parviflora with few stinging hairs, narrower leaves, smooth leaf surface and stipules bifid at tip

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Thank you … once again. I might be mixing up U. ardens with U. parviflora. Do you think the sample with female flowers is U. parviflora? Please see these photos of the same branch; In the second photo, one stipule looks bifid but the other does not. Almost all the stipules in both male and female plants are not rounded.

Please advise. If you advise I could do another set of photos or collect a few stipules for a closer look.
these 4 correct images.

 

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Urtica ardens from Bhimtal, Uttarakhans-GSJUL2016/01 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (2)
Urtica ardens Link, Enum. Hort. Berol. 2: 385. 1822.
Closely similar and often confused with U. parviflora but with more robust plant with profuse stinging hairs, leaves with blistered appearance becoming wrinkled when dry, broader leaves, stipules connate with tip not split, margin doubly serrulate.
Photographed from near Bhumtal in Uttarakhand.  

 

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Urtica : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Urtica species from Kullu Himachal Pradesh


Urtica parviflora Roxb


U. ardens as per another thread.


Can you clearly show the stipules ?


 

 

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Urtica ardens Link : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 7 mb. 

Location:  Batase Danda, Palpa
Date: 24 September 2019
Elevation:1421 m.
Habit : Wild 

Syn : Urtica parviflora Roxb.


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