Family – Urticaceae

Family – Urticaceae – 13 genera in Sri Lanka

 

205.01. BOEHMERIA Jacq.

B.glomerulifera Miq. [Boehmeria malabarica Wedd.] var. glomerulifera Miq.  S:maha-diya-dul

B.macrophylla Hornem.  [Boehmeria platyphylla D. Don] var. macrophylla Hornem.  var. scabrella (Roxb.) Long  var. zeylanica (Wedd.) Wadhwa

B.nivea (L.) Hook. f. & Arn. var. nivea (L.) Hook. f. & Arn.

B.rugosissima (Blume) Wedd.

 

205.02. CHAMABAINIA Wight

C.cuspidata Wight

 

205.03. DEBREGEASIA Gaudich.

D.longifolia (Burm. f.) Wedd.  [Debregeasia velutina Gaudich.] E:wild rhea S:gas-dul

D.wallichiana (Wedd.) Wedd. subsp. ceylanica (Hook, f.) Wilmot-Dear  [Debregeasia ceylanica Hook, f.] S:muda-kenda

 

205.04. DENDROCNIDE Miq.

D.sinuata (Blume) Chew  [Laportea crenulata (Roxb.) Wedd.] E:devil nettle, fever nettle S:maoossa-gass, maussa

 

205.05. ELATOSTEMA J. R. & G. Forst.

E.acuminatum (Poir.) Brongn.

E.lineolatum Wight  var. bidentatum Thw. var. falcigerum Wedd. var. lineare Wedd. var. lineolatum Wight var. petiolare Thw. ex Trimen

E.surculosum Wight var. rigidiusculum Thw. var. surculosum Wight

E.walkerae Hook. f.

 

205.06. GIRARDINIA Gaudich.

G.diversifolia (Link) Friis [Girardinia heterophylla Decne.] [Giriardinia heterophylla var. palmata Hook, f] E:nilgiri nettle S:gas-kahambiliya

 

205.07. LAPORTEA Gaudich.

L.bulbifera (Sieb. & Zucc.) Wedd. [Laportea terminalis Wight]

L.interrupta (L.) Chew [Fleurya interrupta (L.) Gaudich.] S:wal-kahambiliya

 

205.08. LECANTHUS Wedd.

L.peduncularis (Wall, ex Royle) Wedd. [Lecanthus wightii Wedd.]

 

205.09. OREOCNIDE Miq.

O.integrifolia (Gaudich.) Miq. var. sylvatica (Miq.) Wadhwa [Vdlebrunea integrifolia var. sylvatica (Miq.) Hook, f.]

 

205.10. PELLIONIA Gaudich.

P.heyneana Wedd.

 

205.11. PILEA Lindley

P.angulata (Blume) Blume [Pilea stipulosa (Miq.) Miq.] subsp. angulata

P.melastomoides (Poir.) Wedd. [Pilea trinerva (Roxb.) Wight]

P.microphylla (L.) Liebm. [Pilea muscosa Lindley] E:artillery plant, gunpowder plant

P.wightii Wedd.

 

205.12. POUZOLZIA Gaudich.

P.auriculata Wight [Pouzolzia auriculata var. bicupidata (Wight) Trimen ex Hook, f.]

P.bennettiana Wight var. bennettiana Wight var. gardneriana (Wight) Hook. f. var. mysorensis (Wight) Hook. f.

P.cymosa Wight

P.triandra (Blume) Blume  [Pouzolzia parvifolia Wight]

P.walkeriana Wight

P.zeylanica (L.) Benn. [Pouzolzia indica (L.) Gaudich.] [Pouzolzia indica var. alienata Wedd.]

 

205.13. PROCRIS Comm. ex Juss.

P.crenata C. Robinson  [Procris laevigata auct., non Blume, sensu Trimen]

 

Reference – A CHECK LIST OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Lilani Kumudini Senaratna, B.Sc. (Colombo) M.Phil. (OUSL), Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.  Published by National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland, Place Colombo 7 SRI LANKA

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