African Plant Database

Pilea rivularis Wedd.
Protologue : Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. 9: 266 (1856)
Information on the genus : Pilea
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pilea rivularis Wedd. var. rivularis
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pilea worsdellii N.E. Br. (1925)
=Pilea ceratomera Wedd. (1869)
=Pilea ceratomera var. mildbraedii Engl. (1911)
=Pilea mildbraedii (Engl.) Engl. (1915)
=Pilea anivoranensis Leandri (1950)
=Neopilea anivoranensis (Leandri) Leandri (1965)
=Pilea stipulata Hutch. & Dalziel (1928)
=Pilea ceratomera var. stipulata (Hutch. & Dalziel) Lambinon (1959)
=Pilea rivularis var. stipulata (Hutch. & Dalziel) Lambinon (1977)
=Neopilea tsaratananensis Leandri (1950)
=Pilea ceratomera var. brevinoda Lambinon (1959)
=Pilea rivularis var. brevinoda (Lambinon) Lambinon (1977)
=Pilea ceratomera f. hypsophila Hauman ex Lambinon (1959)
=Pilea rivularis f. hypsophila (Hauman ex Lambinon) Lambinon (1977)
=Pilea comorensis Engl.
=Pilea macrodonta Baker (1883)
=Pilea rivularis var. macrodonta (Baker) Leandri (1950)
=Pilea magambensis Engl. (1915)
=Pilea macropoda Baker (1886)
=Pilea rivularis var. andasibensis Leandri (1951)
=Pilea rivularis var. disseminata Leandri (1950)
=Pilea rivularis var. namoronensis Leandri (1950)
=Pilea ceratomera subsp. glechomoides Hauman (1948)
Taxon infra-specific
Pilea rivularis Wedd. var. rivularis
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with prostrate often ± lignified and ascending rather stout stems, radicant at the base, slightly or not ramose 0,3-1,2 m tall; apparently mostly dioecious, or at least each shoot unisexual; stems glabrous,[…]
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Ecology : Chiefly in forest in ravines,by paths and along small streams or other moist habitats;bamboo forest;Podocarpus latifolius forest; forest with[…],Syzygium guineense at brook;Terrestrial or epiphytic
  Very varible in: over all size, colour of indumentum, size and shape of leaves, and size of flowers.
  300-3400 m alt.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo, São Tomé; S. Africa; Comoro Isl., Madagascar (maps in Kew Bull. 44: 569, 1989 and Friis & Immelman, o.c.: 17).
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial -Herb - Ht 0.15 - 0.6 m. Alt: 1800 - 2100 m. Distribution: EC, LP, MP
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Africa. Comoros,

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Fl. S. Africa 9: 15-17 (2001).
  • Fl. S. Africa 9: 16 (2001).
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Record n°122301 modified 2009-09-02
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