Walker, C.C. and Eggli, U. (2022). Urticaceae. In: Eggli, U. and Nyffeler, R. eds. Dicotyledons: Rosids (2nd ed). Illustrated Handbook of Succulent Plants. Cham: Springer International Publishing.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85239-9_107-1


A diagnostic description of the family Urticaceae is given with special emphasis on the occurrence of succulence. A short discussion of the family's position in the angiosperm phylogeny is supplemented by a summary of its past and present classification. The succulent features of the species are summarised. A dichotomous key to the genera with succulent species is provided.

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