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Urera baccifera, Ortiga Brava
Male flowers

Urera baccifera

Ortiga Brava
Family: Urticaceae
Origin: Central America, South America
Large shrub 5-10 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
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The plant is covered in spines and stinging hairs. The inflorescence is a pink or purple cluster of flowers, and the plant is dioecious, with male and female parts on different plants. The spongy, juicy fruit is green or pinkish.

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