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Key to Urticaceae

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1. Stinging hairs present; leaves opposite

2. Pistillate sepals 2–4, fused ± to tip, ± equal ..... HESPEROCNIDE

2' Pistillate sepals 4, ± free, outer 2 < inner 2 ..... URTICA

1' Stinging hairs 0; leaves alternate or opposite

3. Leaves opposite (alternate), toothed; inflorescence spike-like ..... BOEHMERIA

3' Leaves alternate, entire; inflorescence 1-flowered or head-, spike-, or panicle-like

4. Stems decumbent to erect; leaf 10–90 mm; inflorescence head-, spike-, or panicle-like, generally few-flowered ..... PARIETARIA

4' Stems prostrate; leaf 3–8 mm; inflorescence 1-flowered ..... SOLEIROLIA


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