African Plant Database

Pilea microphylla (L.) Liebm.
Protologue : Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Skr., Naturvidensk. Math. Afd., ser. 5 2: 296 (1851)
Information on the genus : Pilea
Basionym : Parietaria microphylla L.
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Parietaria microphylla L. (1759)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pilea muscosa Lindl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual (or short-lived perennial ?) monoecious herb, erect or procumbent 5-30 cm tall, often much-branched, mat-forming; stems juicy, glabrous; the 2 leaves of a pair very unequal, <1 cm long, margins entire; stipules minute[…]
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Ecology : In coastal zones, scattered throughout Africa; also inland; often a garden weed in damp soil, in flower pots, on bare walls.
  Cultivated as a succulent plant
  Native of tropical S. America. Pantropical.
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see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°122300 modified 2007-04-02
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