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Common name

English: Hen's nettle

Mandarin: 红小麻 (hong xiao ma)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Urticales (15)

        Family: Urticaceae (11)(family description)

          Genus: Laportea (2)

            Epithet: interrupta (L.) Chew (1)

Synonyms: Fleurya interrupta (L.) Gaudich., Urtica interrupta L.

interrupta => breaking the symmetry of form or texture, or partly so


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Laportea interrupta at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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