Nilgiri nettle


Nil·​gi·​ri nettle
variants or Nilghiri nettle
: any of several plants (genus Girardinia) of the family Urticaceae
especially : an East Indian fiber plant (G. palmata) with stinging foliage and stems that yield a strong fiber useful for cordage

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from Nilgiri Hills, India

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“Nilgiri nettle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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