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Pouzolzia zeylanica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Urticaceae
Tribe: Boehmerieae
Genus: Pouzolzia

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Pouzolzia is a genus of flowering plants in the nettle family. There are about 35 species distributed throughout the tropical world.[1] Most are shrubs, and some are herbs. The genus was named for French botanist and plant collector Pierre Marie Casmir de Pouzolz (1785–1858).[2][3]

Pouzolzia guineensis is eaten as a vegetable and used medicinally in various African countries.[4]

Selected species[edit]

List sources : [1][5][6]


  1. ^ a b Kravtsova, T. I., et al. (2003). Morphology and anatomy of fruits in Pouzolzia (Urticaceae) in relation to taxonomy. Kew Bulletin 58:2 297.
  2. ^ Flora of North America
  3. ^ "Pouzolz, Pierre Marie Casmir de". Index of Botanists. Harvard University Herbarium. Retrieved January 17, 2012. 
  4. ^ Grubben, G. J. H. (2004). Vegetables. PROTA. pg 430.
  5. ^ Wilmot-Dear, C. M. and I. Friis. (2004). The Old World species of Pouzolzia (Urticaceae, tribus Boehmerieae). A taxonomic revision. Nordic Journal of Botany 24:1 5.
  6. ^ Flora of China

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