|Boehmeria spicata (Thunb.) Thunb.|
|Urtica spicata Thunb. - Boehmeria japonica Miq. - Urtica japonica L. f.|
Deciduous shrub 1 m high, with annual shoots and a woody base. Twigs reddish, as petiole. Leaves opposite, broad ovate, coarsely serrate. Lamina 4-10 cm long, 4-8 cm wide, dull green and rough above, paler beneath. Base cuneate, apex pointed. Unconspicuous greenish flowers, in axillary erect spike about 10-15 cm long. Hardy.
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Author: Frédéric Tournay
Ethnobotanical aspects of Boehmeria spicata by Plants for a future database
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