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Urera glabra

Urera glabra (Hook. & Arn.) Weddell

Hona, Hopue, Opuhe

Urticaceae (Nettle family)

Synonym(s): Urera konaensis, Urera sandvicensis, Urera sandvicensis var. kauaiensis, Urera sandvicensis var. mollis


USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 25 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Violet
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Sometimes tinged violet.


Native Habitat: Slopes and gulch bottoms in mesic to wet forests and diverse mesic forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.


Bibref 1798 - Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, Revised Edition (1999) Wagner, W.L.; Herbst, D.R.; Sohmer, S.H.

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Web Reference

Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

USDA: Find Urera glabra in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Urera glabra in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Urera glabra


Record Modified: 2020-12-03
Research By: CBR

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