Boehmeria bicuspis C.J.Chen
Boehmeria diffusa Wedd.
Boehmeria maugereti H.Lév. & Vaniot
Boehmeria pseudotricuspis W.T.Wang
Boehmeria sidifolla Wedd.
Boehmeria thorelii Gagnep.
Boehmeria umbrosa (Hand.-Mazz.) W.T.Wang
Boehmeria clidemioides is a perennial plant producing a cluster of stems that often become woody and persist. Variable in habit, it can be erect.and few-branched, or prostrate and ascending, laxly branched. It can grow from 40 - 300cms tall[
The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for local use as a source of medicines and fibre.
This species is known from at least 400 collections, many of which are recent, and occurs in innumerable locations, and in a wide range of habitats. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Although members of the nettle family, plants in this genus do not have stinging hairs[
E. Asia - China, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Very varied; dry or moist primary evergreen forest, moist slopes and ravines, margins, deciduous forest with bamboo, secondary forest and forest edges and paths, scrubland, exposed cliff tops; at elevations from 200 - 2,600 metres[
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Species in this genus generally succeed in a warm sandy soil[
] that is very well-drained[
Plants aresometimes monoecious, but more commonly dioecious, in which case both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
The plant is used in traditional medicine in China[
A fibre is obtained from the bark[
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