Boehmeria ternifolia var. kamley – Lobed-Leaf False Nettle

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Synonym: Boehmeria kamley Acharya & Yonek. (WFO, 2023).


Natural History: A shrub found in foothills of Himalaya, along the pathsides in the forests of eastern Nepal, Sikkim to Bhutan. This plant is locally known as Kamley in its native range. Rounded leaves with lobed apex and triangular marginal tooths are characteristics of this species (Acharya et al., 2002).



WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 17 Jan 2022. URL:

eFlora of India (2023). Accessed on 17 Jan 2022. URL:

Acharya, N., Yonekura, K. and Suzuki, M. (2002). A New Species and a New Variety of Boehmeria (Urticaceae) from the Himalaya with Special Reference to the Status of B. penduliflora Wedd. ex DG Long. Acta Phytotaxonomica et Geobotanica, 53(1), 1-9. DOI:

Page citation

Churi, P. and N. Kawthankar. 2023. Boehmeria ternifolia var. kamley (Acharya & Yonek.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear – Lobed-Leaf False Nettle. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2023/12/08.