African Plant Database

Pilea sublucens Wedd.
Protologue : Prodr. (DC.) 16: I. 130 (1869) 
Information on the genus : Pilea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Pilea angolensis auct. sensu Hauman, non (Hiern) Rendle
=Pilea chevalieri Schnell (1950)
=Pilea preussii Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or ? perennial, delicate, glabrous herb 10-40 cm tall; stems prostrate and ascending, little branched, fleshy, with a few scattered reddish glands and linear cystoliths in epidermis; the 2 leaves of a pair ± equal to very unequal[…]
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Ecology : Humid rocky blocks in river beds or river sides at the foot of a cascade with mosses, Selaginella leonensis, Argostemma pumilum, Streptocarpus elongatus, etc. (vide Boissiera 32: 258, 1980). – Very humid undergrowth in gallery;[…]
  ± 400-1900 m alt.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1992). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Chrysobalanaceae à Apiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 2: 145
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Record n°122308 modified 2007-04-02
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