Boehmeria glomerulifera Miq., Syst. Verz. 101 1854 (Syn: Boehmeria comosa var. neglecta (Bl.) Wedd.; Boehmeria cypholophoides Merr.; Boehmeria depauperata Wedd.; Boehmeria glomerulifera var. leioclada W.T.WangBoehmeria glomerulifera var. neglecta (BI.) Bakh. fil.; Boehmeria klossii Ridl.; Boehmeria leiophylla W.T.Wang; Boehmeria malabarica Wedd.Boehmeria malabarica var. depauperata (Wedd.) Wedd.; Boehmeria malabarica var. leioclada (W.T.Wang) W.T.WangBoehmeria monticola Bl.; Boehmeria neglecta Bl.; Boehmeria oblongifolia W.T.Wang; Boehmeria ramiflora Bedd.Boehmeria subperforata Wedd.; Boehmeria travancarica Bedd.Pipturus mindanaensis Elmer; Ramium malabaricum (Wall. ex Wedd.) Kuntze; Ramium monticolum (Bl.) Kuntze; Urtica malabarica Wall.);  
China (S-Yunnan), SE-Tibet, SW-India, NE-India, E-Nepal, Bhutan, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Bhutan, Myanmar [Burma] (Bago, Kachin, Magway, Rakhine), Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Andamans (North Andamans), Java, peninsular Malaysia (Pahan), Philippines (Leyte, Mindanao), Borneo, Brunei, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Molucas (Halmaheira), New Guinea (Papua New Guinea), Bangladesh as per Catalogue of Life (Boehmeria depauperata Wedd.)
Common name: Malabar Tree Nettle
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.)

Shrubs to 2 m high; stem pilose. Leaves to 15 x 8 cm, ovate, acuminate, serrulate, base rounded, pubescent below, glabrous above; lateral nerves 5-6 pairs, lowest pairs opposite, rib-like; petiole to 5 cm long. Flowers 10-20 together, axillary; male flowers 2 mm across; perianth lobes 4, united below, glabrous; stamens 4, free. Female perianth lobes 4 or 5, hispid. Achenes 1.2 x 1 mm, obovoid, glabrous, stigma 2 mm long, persistent.

Flowering and fruiting: April-May
Evergreen and semi-evergreen forests



ID request- 230111-PKA3:
I had seen this tree dominating the forest near Yana (Karnataka).
Date/Time: 20-01-2011 / 05:00PM
Location: Yana, karnataka

Habitat: Wild
Plant Habit: Tree (3 to 5m)

– it does look like B. malabarica. Here are two links for this sp.

Not Debregeasia longifolia which has oblong to lanceolate leaves and dichotomously branched inflorescence.

Pl follow this link:
To me this also looks like Boehmeria glomerulifera (B. malabarica).

57-TSP-ID-05-MAY2016-3: Shrub at Kemmangundi for ID : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3)

Kindly identify this plant.. 

Habit: Shrub 

Habitat: Wild, Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting: Kemmangundi, Chikmagalur, Karnataka, about 1400 msl 

Date: 22-10-2015

May be Boehmeria sp…..

Boehmeria species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)

Boehmeria glomerulifera Miq. – URTICACEAE


239 ID wild plant: 15 images.

Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Vannappuram Thodupuzha Idukki Dist. Kerala PIN:685607
Altitude: 1500fsl
Flower date: 13.12.2021, 03.45pm
Habitat: wild, moisture, streamside, shady roadside
Plant habit: small tree, erect, branches, hard stem 09 inches, perennial
Height: 03 meters
Leaves: alternate, ovate, apex, serrated margins, size:20×10cm or less
Flower: racemose, clustered, diameter:01mm, off-white, nice fragrance
Camera: mobile Samsung Galaxy A21s

Something close to Trema ???

It is close to Boehmeria glomerulifera

Actually it is difficult to make out from your images since you rarely post full plant/ habitat

I concur with … Apart from  enlarged images please post the natural size or slightly enlarged   post(s), so also Habit picturers, which would be helpful to ID by experts.

Images of Trema seems to be trees have very height that overgrown with many lengthy branches full of leaves but my plant seems like a bush, doesn’t have lengthy branches and not overgrown. It is trimmed by road cleaners regularly (please note in the picture, some are cuts),

Sharing more images
2 images.

Yes, it appears close to images at Boehmeria glomerulifera Miq.



Catalogue of Life (Boehmeria depauperata Wedd.The Plant List  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  Flora of China  Flowers of India  India Biodiversity Portal   PFAF  Biotik 

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.))