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]);
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Myanmar [Burma] (Chin, Kachin, Mandalay, Sagaing), N-India, Bhutan, Sikkim, Nepal as per Catalogue of Life (Pouzolzia rugulosa (Wedd.) Acharya & Kravtsova)
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Common name: Daar • Nepali: डार Daar, गिठा Githa
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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)
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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.



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


Seems like boehmeria rugulosa



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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.


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