Manipur Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Manipur (India)
Designed & Developed by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Urena lobata  Linn.

Family: Malvaceae Genus: Urena Species: Urena lobata  Linn.






Synonym Urena diversifolia Schumach., Urena grandiflora DC.
Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Caesar weed Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Common Purple Mallow, Aramina, Bur mallow Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Sampakpi Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude Up to 1500 m Fruit Type Capsule
Habit Shrub Fruit Details The fruits are 8-10-mm globose that break into five fine-barbed
Habitat Occurs in waterways swamps, forest margins and roadsides Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Asia, China, The Indian Sub-continent And South-eastern Asia - American Samoa, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Louisiana, Puerto Rico Bark Details Bark is tough and fibrous, brown on the outside
Distribution in manipur Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species An annual, variable, erect, ascendant under shrub and measuring up to 0.5 to 2.5 m tall. The stems are covered with minute star-like hairs and often tinged purple Leaf Details Leave unlobed or angular, base truncate, velvety tomentose on both sides to 6 X 7 cm 7-ribbed at base

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found