African Plant Database

Pilea tetraphylla (Steud.) Blume
Protologue : Mus. Bot. 2: 50 (1856)
Information on the genus : Pilea
Basionym : Urtica tetraphylla Steud.
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urtica tetraphylla Steud. (1850)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Adicea tetraphylla Kuntze
=Pilea hypnophila Baker (1882)
=Pilea tetraphylla var. hypnophila (Baker) Leandri (1950)
=Pilea modesta Baker (1883)
=Pilea quadrifolia A. Rich. (1851)
=Pilea tetraphylla var. major Rendle (1916)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with fleshy pinkish stems, 3-40 cm tall, unbranched or branched from the lower 1-3 nodes, sometimes reaching flowering with the cotyledons persistent; apparently monoecious; stems glabrous, eglandular[…]
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Ecology : Disturbed places in rain-forests; under rocks and in other damp habitats; sometimes as a garden weed; bamboo forest; sometimes epiphytic; “coffee” forest; rivulets and pool side; clearings[…]
  Bioko/Fernando Poo; Madagascar.

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 :
  • 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°122309 modified 2009-09-02
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