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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Laportea

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 50 species, mainly tropical but also extending into temperate North America and East Asia. Seven species are native to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Laportea aestuans

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Laportea alatipes

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Laportea grossa

Laportea grossa

Laportea interrupta

Recorded from Mozambique. See Flora of Mozambique.


Laportea mooreana

Recorded from Zimbabwe and Mozambique.


Laportea ovalifolia

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Laportea peduncularis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.