Laportea

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Laportea
Laportea macrostachya 2007.07.21 07.59.41-p7210062.jpg
Laportea cuspidata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Laportea
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Laportea is a genus of plants in the family Urticaceae.

They are herbaceous, either annual or perennial. Like many plants of the Urticaceae, they have stinging hairs, and have stinging and non-stinging hairs on the same plant.[1]

The genus contains 22[1] species, including:

The genus was named after the French naturalist François Louis de la Porte, comte de Castelnau[citation needed].

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Laportea". Flora of North America.