Tragia involucrata

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Tragia involucrata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Malpighiales
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Genus: Tragia
Species:
T. involucrata
Binomial name
Tragia involucrata
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Tragia involucrata, the Indian stinging nettle, is a species of plant in the family Euphorbiaceae.

Description[edit]

Tragia involvucrata e is a slender, twining herb with stinging hairs. Leaves 6-10 x 3-5.5 cm, ovate or elliptic, base acute or rounded, margin serrate, apex acuminate, hispidulous on both sides; petiole to 2.5 cm long. Spikes axillary, monoecious, to 2 cm long; male flowers above, female flowers 1-2, at the base. Male flowers c. 1.5 mm across; bracts spathulate; tepals 3, spreading; stamens 3, anthers subsessile. Female flowers c. 3 mm across, ebracteate; tepals 6, c. 1 mm long, ovate-lanceolate, enlarged and spreading in fruits; style 3, spreading. Capsule c. 0.6 x 1 cm, 3-lobed, hispid. Seeds globose.

Common names[edit]

  • Assamese: Dumuni Chorat
  • Bengali: বিছুটি Bichuti and in regions of North Bengal it is called Chotra pata
  • English: Indian stinging nettle, climbing nettle, canchorie root-plant
  • Hindi: पीत पर्णी Pit Parni, बढन्त Barhanta
  • Kannada: ತುರಿಕೆ ಬಳ್ಳಿ Turike Balli
  • Malayalam: Kodithumba, Cherukodithuva, Choriyanam, ചൊറിയണം Coriyanam, Kodithoova
  • Marathi: आग्या Aagya, लघुमेडशिंगी Laghumedhshingi, आग पान Aag Paan, कळलावी Kallaavi
  • Nepali: उट कटेरी Ut Kateri
  • Odia: ବିଛୁଆତି(transliteration Bichhuati), Kasalakku
  • Sanskrit: दुःस्पर्ष Duhsparsha, वृश्चिकाच्छद Vrischikacchad, वृश्चिकापत्री Vrischikapatri, वृश्चिकाली Vrischikali, आगमावर्ता Aagmavarta, कषाग्निः Kashagnih
  • Tamil: காஞ்சொறி Kanchori / செந்தட்டி Senthatti
  • Telugu: తేలుకొండిచెట్టు Telukondicettu

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