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Pouzolzia zeylanica at Kadavoor.jpg
Pouzolzia zeylanica
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Urticaceae
Tribe: Boehmerieae
Genus: Pouzolzia
Gaudich. 1830
Type species
Pouzolzia laevigata
(Poir.) Gaudich. 1830

35, see text

  • Goetharthia Herzog 1915
  • Hyrtanandra Miq. 1851
  • Leucococcus Liebmann 1851
  • Margarocarpus Wedd. 1848

Pouzolzia is a genus of flowering plants in the nettle family. There are about 35 species distributed throughout the tropical world.[3] Most are shrubs, and some are herbs. The genus was named for French botanist and plant collector Pierre Marie Casimir de Pouzolz (1785–1858).[4][5]

Pouzolzia hirta is used as a medicinal herbs as well as culinary purposes in various African and Asian countries. [6]

The Galo tribe, which is one of the major tribe of state Arunachal Pradesh, India use Poulzolozia hirta, which is known as "Oyik" in their local dialect as a part of their main food course which is consumed along with rice. Oyik is prepared with smoked beef/ Gayal meat (Bos frontalis) or pork along with dried bamboo shoots and served in various occasions and festivals, especially in Mopin.

Selected species[edit]

The following species are included:[3]

Section Pouzolzia Gaudich. 1830[edit]

New World Species[edit]

The following species are found in the New World:[1]

Old World Species[edit]

The following species are found in the Old World:[2][7]

Section Memorialis Benn. & R. Br. 1838[edit]

  • Pouzolzia hirta (Blume) Hassk. 1844
    • var. hirta (Blume) Hassk. 1844
    • var. parvifolia (Wight) Friis & Wilmot-Dear 2004
  • Pouzolzia pentandra (Roxb.) Benn. & R. Br. 1838
    • subsp. pentandra (Roxb.) Benn. & R. Br. 1838
    • subsp. wightii (Benn. & R. Br.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear 2004
      • var. gracilis (Miq.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear 2004
      • var. wightii (Benn. & R. Br.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear 2004
  • Pouzolzia peteri Friis 1987

Incertae sedis[edit]


  1. ^ a b Wilmot-Dear CM, Friis I. (1996). The New World species of Boehmeria and Pouzolzia (Urticaceae, tribus Boehmerieae). A taxonomic revision (PDF). Opera Botanica. 129. Copenhagen, Denmark: Council for Nordic Publications in Botany. pp. 1–103. ISBN 87-88702-37-5.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Wilmot-Dear CM, Friis I. (2004). "The Old World species of Pouzolzia (Urticaceae, tribus Boehmerieae). A taxonomic revision". Nordic Journal of Botany. 24 (1): 5–111. doi:10.1111/j.1756-1051.2004.tb00825.x.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Kravtsova TI et al. (2003). "Morphology and anatomy of fruits in Pouzolzia (Urticaceae) in relation to taxonomy". Kew Bull. 58 (2): 297. JSTOR 4120618.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  4. ^ Flora of North America
  5. ^ "Pouzolz, Pierre Marie Casmir de". Index of Botanists. Harvard University Herbarium. Retrieved January 17, 2012.
  6. ^ Grubben, G. J. H. (2004). Vegetables. PROTA. pg 430.
  7. ^ Flora of China
  8. ^ Wilmot-Dear CM, Friis I. (2012). "Pouzolzia floresiana (Urticaceae), a new species from Flores, Nusa Tenggara Timur (Lesser Sunda Islands), Indonesia". Edinburgh Journal of Botany. 69 (2). doi:10.1017/S0960428612000121.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  9. ^ Wilmot-Dear CM, Acharya N, Kravtsova TI, Friis I. (2009). "Pouzolzia rugulosa transferred from Boehmeria, and the distinction between Boehmeria and Pouzolzia (Urticaceae)". Edinburgh Journal of Botany. 66 (1): 51–64. doi:10.1017/S096042860900523X.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)

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