Scientific Name:
Urtica sykesii Grosse-Veldman & Weigend in Grosse-Veldmann et al., Phytotaxa 245: 255-257 (2016)
Type:—NEW ZEALAND. Otago (South Island): Waipori Falls, approx. 25 km south of Dunedin, Nothofagus menziesii forest, original collection by Th. Franke, Mar. 2005, cultivated in Berlin May 2006, M. Weigend 8212 (holotype: CHR!, isotypes: B!, BONN!, E 00267313!).
  • = Urtica incisa New Zealand Botanists nom. illeg., non Urtica incisa Poir. 1816, nom. inval.
named after the eminent New Zealand botanist William Russell Sykes
Indigenous (Non-endemic)
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
Grosse-Veldmann, B.; Conn, B.J.; Weigend, M. 2016: Weeding the nettles IV: A redefinition of Urtica incisa and allies in New Zealand and Australia, including the segregation of two new species Urtica sykesii and U. perconfusa. Phytotaxa 245(4): 251–261.