Boehmeria polystachya Wedd., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot. IV, 1: 200 1854. (syn: Boehmeria tibetica C. J. Chen; Ramium polystachyum (Wall. ex Wedd.) Kuntze; Urtica polystachya Wall.; Urtica venosa Wall.); 

China (Yunnan), SE-Tibet, Bhutan, NE-India (Assam, Meghalaya, Uttarakhand),
Nepal, Sikkim,
N-Myanmar [Burma] (Mon) as per Catalogue of Life;


 

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SK958 25 JAN-2018 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (7)- Around 1 Mb each. 

Location :  Thula Khet, Pokhara, Nepal 

Date : 10 August 2017
Altitude : 2800 ft. 

Urticaceae …??

Yes, Urticaceae.. isn’t it Boehmeria sp.?

Yes, I guess it is Boehmeria sp. needing specific ID ! 
Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem. ??


Pl. also check Boehmeria japonica along with keys herein.  


Did not find any synonym matching to Boehmeria japonica 

found in Nepal !

Ok

Boehmeria virgata subsp. macrophylla (Hornem.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear??
Syn : Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem.

Boehmeria sp. 

could be B. macrophylla,


Yes that was my suggestion …! But could not confirm.


To me also appears close to Boehmeria virgata (syn. Boehmeria macrophylla (Thunb.) Hornem.) or its varieties as per details herein.


On further checking in Flora of Bhutan (1200- 2500 m.) and in Flora of China, I think it is more closer to Boehmeria polystachya Weddell as per 
Only confusion is the difference of elevation which is more than 4000 ft.


Wikipedia shows Pokhara elevation as 1400 m.
There is another closely related species (with distribution in Nepal also as per Catalogue of life) as per keys in Flora of China:
7 (6) Leaf blade elliptic ovate, apex acuminate; flowering shoots with irregular second order branching; achene base narrowly cuneate.   20 Bpolystachya
+ Leaf blade ovate-orbicular to suborbicular, apex abruptly caudate; flowering shoots with simple, spikelike branches only; achene base rounded.   21 Bconica
On checking with keys and high resolution specimens of Boehmeria conica C.J.Chen, Wilmot-Dear & Friis at GBIF, I think it is Boehmeria polystachya Weddell only.


Boehmeria polystachya Weddell. 
1400 m. is average elevation of Pokhara but the location elevation is 825 m. I guess
it is possible for the variation of around 1000 ft.


How have you calculated the elevation of the posting? 


Before I used MAP calculator from Google and sometimes Altimeter app in mobile but now GPS. By the way the elevation is correct with 100ft +-.


 

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SK347JAN27-2017:ID : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location: Raniban, Balaju, Nepal
Altitude:  4900 ft.
Date: 26 August 2016


Boehmeria virgata var. macrostachya (Wight) Friis & Wilmot-Dear (accepted name) 

Boehmeria platyphylla Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (synonym) ??

Thanks, …, for the Id.
I also think images appears close with images at Boehmeria macrophylla (syn: Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem.)


Thank you …!

Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem.
Nepali Name : भ्राउन  Bhraaun 


I get some confusion here.
Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem. is not listed in Nepal but Boehmeria macrophylla D. Don., and its synonym Boehmeria ternifolia D. Don is listed in Nepal.
So Hornem or D.Don ?
And in efi site also Boehmeria platyphylla D. Don is given as illegitimate synonym which according to POWO synonym to Boehmeria virgata var. macrostachya (Wight) Friis & Wilmot-Dear.
Does entry in efi site need some review?
Boehmeria macrophylla D. Don


As per checklist of Nepal, you have
Boehmeria macrophylla D. Don syn. of Boehmeria penduliflora Weddell ex D. G. Long, but does not match as per illustration at
You also have Boehmeria platyphylla var. platyphylla D. Don syn. of Boehmeria macrophylla var. macrophylla and matches as per illustration at
You also have Boehmeria platyphylla var. canescens Wedd. which is a syn. of Boehmeria macrophylla var. canescens (Weddell) D. G. Long
Not able to decide

On further checking in Flora of Bhutan (1200- 2500 m.) and in Flora of China, I think it is more closer to Boehmeria polystachya Weddell as per 
It appears to be similar to your other thread at SK958 25 JAN-2018

Looks matching but there is difference of more than 2000 ft in case of the sp. from Kathmandu and 4000 in case of sp. from Pokhara.

Flora of Bhutan gives elevation of 1200- 2500 m.

Also matches with GBIF high resolution specimen

As elevations given in Checklist of Nepal are not correct, I request you to pl. check Flora of Bhutan also in future, where ever you feel it is not matching.

There is another closely related species (with distribution in Nepal also as per Catalogue of life) as per keys in Flora of China:
7 (6) Leaf blade elliptic ovate, apex acuminate; flowering shoots with irregular second order branching; achene base narrowly cuneate.   20 Bpolystachya
+ Leaf blade ovate-orbicular to suborbicular, apex abruptly caudate; flowering shoots with simple, spikelike branches only; achene base rounded.   21 Bconica
On checking with keys (though apex and shape of the leaves, compared to your other post, made me lean towards B. conica for some time) and high resolution specimens of Boehmeria conica C.J.Chen, Wilmot-Dear & Friis at GBIF, I think it is Boehmeria polystachya Weddell only.

Thank you …! Boehmeria polystachya Weddell
Yes elevation also matches according to the FoB !


References: Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  IPNI
 POWO GBIF (High resolution specimens) High resolution specimen  Flora of China 
FOC illustration  Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal  

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