: a genus of perennial chiefly tropical stinging herbs or trees (family Urticaceae) having large serrate leaves and axillary stipules see australian nettle tree , woodnettle

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New Latin, from Laporte, 19th century person otherwise unidentified

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“Laportea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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