Laportea Gaudich. (syn.: Fleurya Gaudich.)

Laportea is a mostly pantropical genus with ca. 28 species (Chen & al. 2003). A few species, including L. aestuans, are reputed weeds and have been recorded outside their original distribution range. 


Chen J., Friis I. & Wilmot-Dear C.M. (2003) Laportea. In: Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. [eds.], Flora of China, vol. 5. Science Press, Beijing and Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis, Missouri: 85-89. [available online at:]
Chew W.L. (1965) Laportea and allied genera (Urticaceae). The Gardens' Bulletin, Singapore 21: 195-208. [available online at:]
Chew W.L. (1969) A monograph of Laportea (Urticaceae). The Gardens' Bulletin, Singapore 25: 111-178. [available online at:]

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