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the web of life in southern Africa

Genus: Urera

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 40 species, native to tropical Africa, Madgascar, tropical America and the Pacific Islands. Three species are native to southern Africa and Urera baccifera is cultivated in the region.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Urera hypselodendron

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Urera sansibarica

Recorded from Mozambique.


Urera trinervis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Urera baccifera



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.