African Plant Database

Pilea nummulariifolia (Sw.) Wedd.
Protologue : Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3 18: 225 (1852)
Information on the genus : Pilea
Basionym : Urtica nummularifolia Sw.
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Urtica nummularifolia Sw. (1787)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb to >15 cm tall, puberulous; stems prostrate and erect; the 2 leaves of a pair equal, small, ± suborbicular, 1 cm Ø, margins finely crenate; inflorescences axillary and terminal, paniculate, with scattered small clusters of flowers.
Ecology : Recorded introduced in Zaire (Bas-Congo: Kisantu). Native to tropical S. America, the Antilles. Not mapped.
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Record n°122311 modified 2008-05-30
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