Urticaceae comprises five tribes. Most specimens can be identified to tribe, many to genus, by the nonspecialist. Keys are provided to the tribes and to the genera within each tribe, based on the more easily observable diagnostic characters. Additional notes to each genus are also given.

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Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (2009). Urticaceae for the non-specialist: Identification in the Flora Malesiana region, Indochina and Thailand. Blumea: Biodiversity, Evolution and Biogeography of Plants, 54(1/3), 233–241.