Botanical name: Pouzolzia zeylanica Family: Urticaceae (Nettle family)
Synonyms: Pouzolzia indica, Parietaria zeylanica
Graceful Pouzolz's Bush is a perennial herb, growing up to 20-40 cm tall. It is an erect to nearly erect, hairy to smooth plant. Leaves are opposite or rarely alternate, with 4-12 mm long stalk. Leaf blade is lanceshaped- rhomboid ovate, 1-2.5 cm long, 4-15 mm broad, wedge-shaped or flat at the base, entire, pointed. Stipules are broadly ovate, 4-5 mm long, 3-4 mm broad, tapering, fringed with hairs. Flowers are pale green, in loose in leaf-axils clusters, covered with hairs, female stalkless, male with 2 mm long stalk. Sepal cup is 4-lobed and gibbous in male; 4-toothed in female flowers. Stamens 4. Achenes are ovate, 1.5 mm long, shining black, enveloped by ribbed sepal cup. Graceful Pouzolz's Bush is found in Eastern Himalayas, SE Asia, China, Western Ghats and some other countries, at altitudes of 100-1300 m. Flowering: June-October.
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