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Useful Tropical Plants

Urera aurantiaca

Wedd.

Urticaceae

+ Synonyms

Common Name:

Urera aurantiaca
Fruiting stem
Photograph by: A. Gentry
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Urera aurantiaca Urera aurantiaca

General Information

Urera aurantiaca is a perennial plant that can grow 3 - 4 metres tall.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine and source of fibre.

Known Hazards

Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, most, if not all, members of this genus have strongly stinging hairs[
K
Title
Plants for a Future
Author
Ken Fern
Description
Notes from observations, tasting etc at Plants For A Future and on field trips.
].

Botanical References


Range

S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, southern and central Brazil, Bolivia, Peru.

Habitat

Not known

Properties

Medicinal Rating *  *
Other Uses Rating *  *
HabitPerennial
Height3.00 m
Self-fertileNo
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details



A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required.

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal

The plant is diuretic[
528
Title
Indicador de Madeiras e Plantas Uteis do Brasil.
Publication
 
Author
Fonseca E. T. De
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of some of the uses of Brazilian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Other Uses

A fibre obtained from the bark has industrial purposes[
528
Title
Indicador de Madeiras e Plantas Uteis do Brasil.
Publication
 
Author
Fonseca E. T. De
Website
http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org
Publisher
 
Year
1922
ISBN
 
Description
Brief details of some of the uses of Brazilian plants. It can be downloaded from the Internet.
].

Propagation

Seed -

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