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Taxon: Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis

Genus: Girardinia
Family: Urticaceae
Nomen number: 403509
Place of publication: Kew Bull. 36:145. 1981
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Mar-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System


Common names:

  • Himalayan-nettle  (Source: Mansf Ency) - English
  • Nilghiri-nettle  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • Nilgirinessel  (Source: Mansf Ency) - German
  • da xie zi cao  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Materials: fiber; fiber

Distributional Range:


    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar

    • CHINA: China [Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Henan (w.), Hubei, Hunan (n.w.), Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol (e.), Shaanxi (s.), Sichuan, Xizang (s.), Yunnan, Zhejiang]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Korea, Taiwan

    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bhutan, India, [Punjab, Sikkim] Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, Malaysia




  1. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  2. Cannon, J. & M. Cannon Dye plants and dyeing. The Herbert Press & The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 1994 (Dye Pl)
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  4. Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
  5. Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  6. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)

Check other web resources for Girardinia diversifolia (Link) Friis :

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=403509. Accessed 22 February 2019.