This species is very close to Urena lobata and is sometimes treated as a synonym of that species[
Urena aculeata Mill.
Urena morifolia DC.
Urena muricata DC.
Urena paradoxa Kunth
Urena swartzii DC.
Urena sinuata is a fast-growing, spreading, branched shrub that can reach a height of 3 - 4 metres. It is often treated as an annual, however, when it will reach a height of 0.5 - 1.5 metres and, if grown closely together, will not branch much[
The plant provides a useful fibre which is usually harvested from the wild, though the plant has at times been cultivated[
A weed, pantropical in distribution.
A weed in open places[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
A weed of tropical and subtropical areas.
The plant has bur-like seed capsules that attach themselves to fur and clothing and are thus transported to new sites[
]. It is a weed within its native range[
A fibre is obtained from the bark[
]. Strong and tolerably fine[
]. A good, easily extractable fibre, which is considered suitable for the manufacture of sacking and twine[
]. It can be used as a substitute for flax (Linum usitatissimum)[
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