This species is closely related to Urera obovata Benth., or possibly conspecific with it[
Fleurya sarmentosa A.Chev.
Urera liberica Engl. ex Mildbr.
Urera obovata longifolia Wedd.
Urera sarmentosa A.Chev.
Urera oblongifolia is a climbing shrub that can produce slender stems 15 - 20 metres long. It grows into the surrounding vegetation, where it attaches itself by means of adventitious roots[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
The plant is armed with stinging hairs[
West tropical Africa - Senegal to Ghana.
Dense primary forests and also in the more open secondary formations; epiphytic; regrowth; forest gallery with Parinari excelsa; plateau with Salacia alpestris, Cissus petiolata, Justicia flava; at elevations from 475 - 1,600 metres[
A dioecious species, both male and female forms need to be grown if fruit and seed are required[
Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
]. A mucilaginous texture[
]. Often eaten with cassava leaves[
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