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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Boehmeria

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Order: Rosales > Family: Urticaceae

About 80 species distributed in the tropics, of which one species is native to southern Africa. An additional species is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

sBoehmeria macrophylla

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Boehmeria nivea (Ramie)

Native from Japan to Malaysia.