Sorting Boehmeria names

Species on this page (A =names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) :


Boehmeria biloba Wedd.

JAPANESE :   ラセイタソウ   Raseitasou.

Boehmeria clidemioides  Miq.

CHINESE :  白面苎麻  Bai mian zhu ma, 序葉苧麻   Xu ye zhu ma  (Taiwan).

Boehmeria clidemioides  Miq. var.  clidemioides

SYNONYM(S) : Boehmeria sidifolia Wedd.

Boehmeria clidemioides Miq.  var.  diffusa (Wedd.) Hand.-Maz

SYNONYM(S) :  Boehmeria diffusa Wedd.

CHINESE :  序叶荨麻  Xu ye zhu ma.

Boehmeria cylindrica (L.) Sw.

SYNONYM(S) :  Boehmeria decurrens Small,  Boehmeria drummondiana Wedd., Boehmeria cylindrica Sw. var drummondiana Wedd.,  Urtica cylindrica L. 

ENGLISH :  Bog hemp, False nettle, Small-Spiked false nettle.

Boehmeria  holosericea Bl.

JAPANESE :    オ ニヤブマオ   Oni yabumao.

Boehmeria japonica (L. f.) Miq.

SYNONYM(S) :   Urtica japonica L. f.

薮苎麻  Ye xian ma.

Boehmeria macrophylla Hornem.

SYNONYM(S) : Boehmeria platyphylla Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don, Urtica platyphylla Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don

CHINESE :   水苎麻   Shui zhu ma.  长叶苎麻  Chang ye zhu ma.

THAI :  จ๊าป่าน  Cha pan,  ป่าน  Pan, Ruea kap pi (Chiang Mai).

Boehmeria macrophylla var. rotundifolia (D. Don) W. T. Wang

Boehmeria rotundifolia D. Don,  Boehmeria platyphylla D. Don var. rotundifolia (D. Don) Wedd.

圆叶苎麻  Yuan ye zhu ma.

Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich.

SYNONYM(S) : Boehmeria nivea (L.) Hook & Arn. , Ramium nivea (L.) Small, Urtica nivea L.

CHINESE :   苎 麻    Zhu ma, 苧麻   Zhu ma  (Taiwan).

DANISH : Ramie.

DUTCH : Chinese rami,Ramie.

ENGLISH : Chinese grass, Chinese silkplant, Ramie, White ramie, Rhea (India).

FRENCH : Ramie de Chine.

GERMAN : Ramie.

JAPANESE :  カラムシ   Kara mushi,   ナンバ ンカラムシ    Nambankara mushi.

NORWEGIAN : Kinagras,Ramie.

POLISH : Szczmiel bialy.


RUSSIAN :  Рами    Rami.

SPANISH : Ortiga blanca, Ramio.

THAI :  ป่านรามี   Pan rami (Bangkok).


Photographs of foliage showing leaf details in Japan.


Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich. subsp.  nipononivea (Koidz.) Kitamura

SYNONYM(S) :   Boehmeria nipononivea Koidz.

JAPANESE :   カラムシ   Kara mushi,  ク サマオ  Kusa mao,  マ オ  Mao.


Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich. subsp.  nivea  

JAPANESE :   マ オ   Mao.


Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich. var.  candicans Wedd.

JAPANESE :  ラ ミー   Ramii.


Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich. var.  concolor Makino

JAPANESE :   カラムシ  Ao karamushi.


Possibly a synonym of  Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich. var. tenacissima   (Roxb.) Miq.

Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich. var. nivea

SYNONYM(S) : Urtica nivea L.

CHINESE :  苎麻   Zhu ma.

THAI :  กะเมย Ka moei (Khmer), ป่านแดง Pan daeng (Shan), Pan rami (Bangkok), ปอบอ Po bo (Karen), ปอป่าน Po pan (Central Thailand), ตานขโมย Tan khamoi (Chanthaburi).


Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich. var. tenacissima   (Roxb.) Miq.

SYNONYM(S) : Urtica tenacissima Roxb.

CHINESE :  青叶苎 麻   Qing ye zhu ma, 青苧麻  Qing zhu ma   (Taiwan).

THAI :  ป่าน  Pan, Ruea kap pri (Chiang Mai),  ตานขโมย  Tan khamoi  (Chanthaburi).

Boehmeria nivea (L.) Gaudich. var. viridis  Makino  

CHINESE :  青叶苎 麻   Qing ye zhu ma.

Boehmeria  penduliflora Wedd. ex D. G. Long

SYNONYM(S) :  Boehmeria macrophylla D. Don, nom. Illeg. non Hornem., non (Thunb.) Siebold & Zucc.

CHINESE :   长 叶苎麻   Chang ye zhu ma.

Boehmeria platanifolia Franch. & Savat.

メヤブマオ  Me yabumao.

Boehmeria platyphylla D. Don

水苎麻   Shui zhu ma.

Boehmeria platyphylla var. tomentosa (Wedd.) Wedd.

毛叶水苎麻  Mao ye shui zhu ma.

Boehmeria sidaefolia Wedd.

THAI :  แมะเคยที  Mae khoei thi (Karen).

Boehmeria spicata (Thunb.) Thunb.

CHINESE :   小 赤麻   Xiao chi ma.

JAPANESE :   コ アカソ  Ko aka so.

Boehmeria tricuspis (Hance) Makino

SYNONYM(S) : Boehmeria platyphylla Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don var. tricuspis Hance

CHINESE :   八 角麻   Ba jiao ma.

JAPANESE :    ア カソ  Aka so.

Boehmeria tricuspis (Hance) Makino  var. tricuspis 

JAPANESE :      アカソ  Aka so.

Boehmeria tricuspis (Hance) Makino var. unicuspis  Makino

JAPANESE :     ク サコアカソ  Kusa ko aka so,  草小赤麻 Kusa ko aka so.

Boehmeria zollingeriana Wedd.

CHINESE :  帚序苎麻   Zhou xu zhu ma,  長葉苧麻  Chang ye zhu ma (Taiwan).

ตําแยตัวเมีย  Tamyae tua mia (Chiang Mai).


Porcher MichelH. et al.1995 - 2020, Sorting Boehmeria Names. Multilingual Multiscript PlantName Database - A Work in Progress. Institute of Land & FoodResources. The University of Melbourne. Australia. < >(2007).

General Bibliography




Specific & complementary


Guangzhou Institude of Foreign Language's Compiling Group,1981, A Classified & Illustrated Chinese-English Dictionary,Joint Publishing Company, Hong Kong.

USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. GermplasmResources Information Network - (GRIN). [Online Database]National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.Available: October 2004). (GRIN)



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