African Plant Database

Pilea usambarensis Engl.
Protologue : Abh. Königl. Akad. Wiss. Berlin 50 (1894)
Information on the genus : Pilea
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pilea usambarensis Engl. var. usambarensis
Taxon infra-specific
Pilea usambarensis Engl. var. usambarensis
Pilea usambarensis var. veronicifolia (Engl.) Friis (1988)
Pilea usambarensis var. engleri (Rendle) Friis (1988)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with prostrate and ascending glabrous stems, 8-40-70 cm tall; the 2 leaves of a pair ± equal; stipules insignificant; inflorescences unisexual, forming long-pedunculate heads.
Ecology : Rain-forest; dry montane forest; often along small streams; base of trunk in forest (epiphytic); bambusetum; sometimes in sclerophyllous forest; often in deep shade; also on the forest floor.
  900-3160 m alt.
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carte afrique num 177247
Record n°177247 modified 2007-01-11
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