Laportea

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Laportea
Laportea macrostachya 2007.07.21 07.59.41-p7210062.jpg
Laportea cuspidata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Urticaceae
Tribe: Urticeae
Genus: Laportea
Gaudich.

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. There are stinging and non-stinging hairs on the same plant.[1] The genus was named after the French naturalist Francis de Laporte de Castelnau.[2]

Species[edit]

As of August 2020, Kew's Plants of the World Online lists 36 species in the genus Laportea:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Laportea". Flora of North America.
  2. ^ Weddell, H. A. Chloris Andina. 1857. Essai d'une flore de la region alpine des Cordilleres de l'Amerique du Sud. Vol. 1. Bertrand.
  3. ^ "Laporea Gaudich". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 1 September 2020.