Urtica angustifolia Fisch. ex Hornem. (Urtica angustifolia which differs from Urtica dioica in having sparser stinging hairs and comparitively shorter petioles)
Keys and habitat as per Flora of Bhutan (1983):
1. Stipules 4 at each node, lateral ……………. Species 1 (U. dioica L.- Around habitations and on disturbed ground, 2400-3900 m. June-September) & 2 (U. hyperborea Weddell- Mountain slopes, 5000 m. June- July)
Stipules 2 at each node, interpetiolar ………. 2
2. Leaves simply serrate or crenate …………. Species 3 (U. parviflora Roxb.- Subtropical forests, 600- 2000 m. May- August)
Leaves doubly or triply serrate ……………….. Species 4 (U. ardens Link- Warm broad-leaved forests, 1800-2000 m. May- July) & 5 (U. mairei Leveille- Cool broad-leaved forests, 2700- 3200 m. May- August)
Species with description &
pictures in Flowers of India as
Indigenous Drugs Of India By Chopra R N, I.C. Chopra (2006)- Details- p.561-
Urtica: The genus Urtica edited by Gulsel M. Kavalali (2004)
Urtica : 1 post by 1 author.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Urtica
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome
Urtica (Urticaceae) page with images of species in efloraofindia : 3 posts by 2 authors.
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.
Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.
Kindly find attached photographs of stipules of U. parviflora with cleft.