||Brazil (Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas,
Panama to Mexico, Trinidad to Cuba)
||1,5 - 6 Metres
nitida, José Mariano da Conceição Vellozo, 1831.
denticulata, Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel, 1853.
Urera baccifera var. angustifolia, Hugh Algernon Weddell, 1856.
This member of the Urticaceae family was given this name by
Paulo Brack in 1987. It is found
in Brazil, and brought to Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Guyanas,
Panama, Mexico, Trinidad and Cuba. It is growing in almost any soil with
some to lots of water and some to lots of sun. The stem can grow to
fifteen centimetres in diameter, the entire plant from 1,5 to six metres in
flowers are purple, the berries white.
The genus name is from Latin
uro, 'burn' or 'sting', in reference to the stinging hairs of
some species in this genus. The species name means 'shiny' or
'glossy' for the leaves.
This plant form a nice caudex in
its young years, but it tend to get slender by age.