Urena lobata – Caesarweed

Other notes


  1. Urena lobata subsp. lobata: leaves shallowly lobed.
  2. Urena lobata subsp. sinuata: leaves deeply lobed.



Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI: https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.3104.10.4.11495-11550.

HOSTS (2023) - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants. Accessed on 03 Feb 2023. URL: https://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/data/hostplants/search/.

WFO (2023): World Flora Online. Accessed on 03 Feb 2023. URL: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000417231.

Flowers of India (2023). Accessed on 03 Feb 2023. URL: http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Caesarweed.html.

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Urena lobata L. – Caesarweed. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.ifoundbutterflies.org/urena-lobata, accessed 2024/07/21.