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

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem.

Family: Urticaceae Genus: Boehmeria Species: Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem.( बड़ा सियारु )






Synonym Boehmeria canescens Wedd. , Urtica spicata Sesse & Moc., Boehmeria platyphylla D.Don  Flower Color White
Common Name Bara siaru Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name False Nettle, African Jolanettle, Harmless Nettle Flowering Period July-Sept
Vernacular /Local Name Bara siaru Fruiting Period Oct-Dec
Altitude 100-3000 m. Fruit Type Follicle
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Achenes compressed, obovoid, enclosed by dry bristly perianth lobes.
Habitat Common; terraces of crop fields, edges of forests and river banks. Bark Type Smooth
Distribution Submontane and montane Himalaya, Kashmir to S.W. China, Myanmar. Bark Details Greenish
Distribution in Haryana Morni-Pinjore Origin Native
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Opposite (leaves in pairs along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Subshrubs or herbs perennial, 1-2(-3.5) m tall; upper stems strigose. Dioecious or monoecious. Leaves broadly ovate.The species as a whole is characterized by the opposite leaves, spike like inflorescences, and fruiting perianth with a rounded base. Leaves are nearly smooth or somewhat velvety, with no stinging hairs, hence called false nettle.Plant regarded as a good fodder to cattle; bark yields strong cordage fibre. Leaf Details Leaves broadly ovate, 12-20 x 8.5-15 cm, base cordate or rounded, dentate, caudate-acuminate, subglabrous or thinly stellate-hairy.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details