Abstract

Two newly recorded species of Urticaceae among the flora of Vietnam used as green foods for H’mông beef cattle

Hung Duy Nguyen1, Long-Fei Fu2, Yi-Gang Wei2, Truong Van Do3*

1Graduate University of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

2Guangxi Key Laboratory of Plant Conservation and Restoration Ecology in Karst Terrain, Guangxi Institute of Botany, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guilin, China

3Vietnam National Museum of Nature, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Received 13 December 2018; accepted 6 May 2019

 

Abstract:

Oreocnide kwangsiensis Hand.-Mazz. and Boehmeria japonica (L. f.) Miq. (Urticaceae) are newly reported among the flora of Vietnam that are used as green foods for beef cattle by local H’Mong people in northern Vietnam in the winter-spring season. The authors provide descriptions, illustrations, notes on utilisation, and a diagnostic comparison of these species with ones that are morphologically similar.

Kewwords: Boehmeria japonica, green foods, new record, Oreocnide kwangsiensis, Vietnam.