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Common name

English: West Indian Woodnettle

Mandarin: 火焰桑叶麻 (huo yan sang ye ma)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Urticales (15)

        Family: Urticaceae (11)(family description)

          Genus: Laportea (2)

            Epithet: aestuans (L.) Chew (2)

Synonyms: Fleurya aestuans (L.) Gaud., Urtica aestuans L.

aestuans => agitating, undulating

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Laportea aestuans at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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