Boehmeria penduliflora Wedd. ex D.G.Long, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh 40: 130 1982. (Syn: Boehmeria densiflora var. intermedia Acharya & Yonek.; Boehmeria densiflora var. penduliflora (Wedd. ex D.G.Long) Acharya & Yonek.; Boehmeria macrophylla D.Don [Illegitimate]; Boehmeria penduliflora Wall. ex Wedd.; Urtica penduliflora Wall.);
China (SW-Guangxi, SW-Guizhou, SW-Sichuan, Yunnan), SE-Tibet, Bhutan, NE-India
(Meghalaya), Nepal, Myanmar [Burma], Sikkim, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Mauritius
(I), La Runion (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Boehmeria penduliflora Wedd. ex D.G.Long : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2) – 3 mb and 4 mb.
Location: Godawari, Lalitpur,, Nepal
Altitude: 1735 m.
Date: 08 August 2019
Habit : Wild
New entry to the efi !
Attachments (3) – 1, 2 and 3 mb.
I guess ID is correct !
Boehmeria penduliflora Wedd. ex D.G.Long : 4 posts by 1 author. Attachments (2)– 2 & 3 mb.
Location: Tarakeswar, Okharpauwa, Kathmandu
Date: 17 October 2019
Elevation: 1471 m.
Habit : Wild
Attachments (1) – 6 mb.
Attachments (1) – 7 mb.
Attachments (1) – 7 mb.
Boehmeria macrophylla: the problem of not citing author names: I have often been (and more so …..) emphasizing the need for citing the author names, otherwise it can lead to lot of confusion I have often pointed out the case of Phyllanthus niruri, which is a Linnean species and cited as synonym of both P. fraternus and P. amarus on Flowers of India, although it a totally distinct plant. Agreed that we should keep our websites as simple as possible, but at least they should have information which should not confuse readers/visitors to the website.
B. macrophylla D. Don, with shrubby habit, stout branches, opposite leaves, lanceolate, 15-30 cm long, with bullate (puckered or blistered) upper surface, under surface with deep hollows between nerves, shorter
petiole (1-2.5 cm); flowers in globose 4-6 mm clusters, in interrupted leafless spikes shorter than or equalling leaves.
B. platyphylla D. Don: shrubby with soft branches, leaves 7-20 cm long, thinner, appearing like Urtica leaf, sparsely hispid; petiole 3-12 cm long; male spike 7-15 cm long, female 15-30 cm long, slender, longer than leaves with smaller distant clusters.
B. macrophylla D. Don is now considered as illegitimate name and is correctly known as Boehmeria penduliflora Weddell ex D. G. Long, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 40: 130. 1982.
B. platyphylla D. Don, is now considered as synonym of Boehmeria macrophylla Hornemann, Hort. Bot. Hafn. 2: 890. 1815., which was uploaded few days back by me on September 26
Boehmeria macrophylla from Dakpathar validate
A look at Flowers of India Website suggests that the two species (and all the three names) are same (synonyms, as no Authors are cited) but in reality they are two distinct:
The names at flowersofindia.in are in the process of being cleaned up. However, doing it for 3,500 species will take some time. Meanwhile you will notice that in the newer additions, the flower- slide has an “info” icon next to the botanical name – hovering the mouse over the icon will reveal the full botanical name with the author citation, for the more botanical minded users. Lay users need not be bothered with it – so, by default the botanical name without the author citation is displayed. Eventually, this will be done for all the species on the site.
I have done it now for the Boehmeria species and for Phyllanthus amarus.
Plant for Id North Sikkim, April – 15 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Please identify this plant. Underside of leaf is white sapling size 1.5 feet appx.
Alternate and opposite leaves, maybe Pouzolzia sp., not sure.
Photographs in flowering and fruiting are welcome.
I agree Sir.
Without flower and fruit it is not possible to identify correctly a plant by someone who is not familiar with regional flora.
My guess was simply wild.
It may be a member of some other genus as well.
Even it may be another Boehmeria as well, as in http://botany.cz/cs/boehmeria-penduliflora/
Simply wild guess….!
Boehmeria penduliflora Wedd. ex D.G.Long
Yes you are right Boehmeria penduliflora Wedd. (Syn: Boehmeria macrophylla Don, 1825 (non Hornem., 1815 nor nor (Thunberg) Siebold & Zuccarini (1846): FBI 5: 577).
B. macrophylla Hornem. and B. penduliflora Wedd. are two distinct species according to Flora of China., former with lot of variation.
According to Catalogue of Life B. macrophylla D. Don is ambiguous synonym for Boehmeria penduliflora Wedd. ex D. G. Long
According to POWO B. macrophylla D. Don is synonym for Boehmeria penduliflora Wedd. ex D. G. Long
According to World Flora Online B. macrophylla D. Don is synonym for Boehmeria penduliflora Wedd. ex D. G. Long