Boehmeria rugulosa Wedd., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. IV, 1: 200 1854. (syn: Boehmeria nervosa Madden [Invalid]; Pouzolzia rugulosa (Wedd.) Acharya & Kravtsova; Ramium rugulosum (Wedd.) KuntzeRamium tenue Kuntze; Urtica rugosula Wall. [Invalid]);
Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Mandalay, Sagaing), N-India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal as per Catalogue of Life (Pouzolzia rugulosa (Wedd.) Acharya & Kravtsova)
Common name: Daar • Nepali: डार Daar, गिठा Githa

Wedd. in Ann. Sc. Nat. Ser. 4, i. 200 ; Monogr. 373 ; DC. Prodr. xvi. i. 207 ; dioecious, leaves alternate coriaceous elliptic-lanceolate acuminate crenulate strongly 3-nerved, above smooth or rugulose glabrous, beneath pale finely velvety-pubescent, stipules connate, clusters in simple spikes each with a cordate bract, fem. short simple pendulous, fem. perianth elliptic compressed ciliate. Brand. For. Fl. 403 ; Blume Mus. Bot. ii. 212. B. nervosa, Madden in Journ. As. Soc. Beng. xvii. i. 587. Urtica rugosula, Wall. Cat. 4597. U. venosa, Wall. Cat. 460 B.

SUBTROPICAL HIMALAYA ; from Garwhal to Bhotan, alt. 2-4000 ft., Wallich, &c.
A small tree, branchlets robust, glabrous, petioles and leaves beneath hoary or yellowish white, bark wrinkled pale. Leaves 3-5 in., teeth obtuse, nerves penninervuled, nervules anastomosing ; stipules ovate ; petiole 1/2-1 in., stout. Fl. clusters pisiform ; receptacle hirsute. Achenes elliptic, stipitate, acute at both ends, ventricose.—Dr. King sends as var. tenuis a Sikkim plant with thinner ovate coarsely serrate perfectly glabrous leaves 3-5 in. long ; it is in male fl. only. Clarke gathered the same at 7000 ft. elevation, and refers it to malabarica, but its inflorescence is spicate. It appears to me to be quite a different species. Leaves opposite (and alternate in B. platyphylla).
(From The Flora of British India (1890) from IBIS Flora)

ANDEC72 Please identify this tree : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)

Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
November 2014

Can it be a Debregeasia sp.?

Could this be some Urticaceae sp..

Boehmeria rugulosa (Urticaceae).
See also: http://www.flowersofindia.Daar.html

Kindly check for Boehmeria rugulosa?

Yes Boehmeria rugulosa

Thank you so much ……
This particular tree dominated the landscape when I was in that area. Acted as the host plant for hundreds of butterfly caterpillars.

Must be an Urticaceae member. Either Boehmeria or Debregeasia species.

Seems like boehmeria rugulosa

Tree for ID_AS_April17_P4300 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Please help ID following tree.
Location: Datyar, Solan District, Himachal Pradesh (elevation: 517m )
Date: April 2017 February 2018.
There were several plants, mainly along the hill side. The average height was more than 10 feet.

Boehmeria rugulosa
Family – Urticaceae 

MS,Nov.,2021/60 Boehmeria sp. for id.: 2 images.
Location : Vaphai

Date : 04-10-2018
Habit : Shrub or small tree ?
Habitat : Wild

Boehmeria penduliflora Wedd. ex D.G.Long

please attach clear images of the leaves pattern, from these images it may be B.rugulosa as the leaves arrangements are alternate.

Thanks, … for the id.
I agree with id as Boehmeria rugulosa Wedd. rather than Boehmeria penduliflora Wedd. ex D.G.Long, as per images and details herein.


Pouzolzia rugulosa (Wedd.) Acharya & Kravtsova: 10 very high res. images.

Location: Surkhet, West Nepal
Date: 29 August 2021
Altitude: 684 m.
Habit : Wild
Syn : Boehmeria rugulosa Wedd.



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