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Pancar nettle (Pouzolzia pentandra)

Pancar nettle (Pouzolzia pentandra) is a species of plant in Urticaceae, a shrub that grows upright with a height of about 50 cm, leaves and flowers grow in all directions along the trunk, wild around ditches, riverbanks in forests, agricultural land, abandoned places and lots of sun.

P. pentandra has a main stem that is upright, soft and not woody, is cylindrical to square with several linear fins and is red in color. The trunk has short branches at the lower end, is smaller and is horizontal.

Dlium Pancar nettle (Pouzolzia pentandra)


The leaves grow along the stem, have no stalk, are elongated, pointed at the tip, a bone in the middle to the tip forms a trench, two smaller bones running on each side with many sideways veins, the upper surface is green and the lower surface is lighter.

The flowers grow along the stem, clustered on each axillary of the leaves and branches, are bowl-shaped, white with reddish interior. Pancar nettle grows in colonies to form thickets and shrubs near water sources.



Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Subphylum: Angiospermae
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Urticaceae
Genus: Pouzolzia
Species: Pouzolzia pentandra

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