African Plant Database

Pilea angolensis (Hiern) Rendle
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. (Prain) 6: II. 271 (1917)
Information on the genus : Pilea
Basionym : Adicea tetraphylla var. angolensis Hiern
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Pilea angolensis (Hiern) Rendle subsp. angolensis
 Adicea tetraphylla var. angolensis Hiern (1900)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Pilea divaricata Hauman (1944)
=*Fleurya begonioides A. Chev.
Taxon infra-specific
Pilea angolensis (Hiern) Rendle subsp. angolensis
Pilea angolensis subsp. christiaensenii (Lambinon) Friis (1988)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender, erect, very brittle, intensely green annual succulent herblet, simple or ramose, ± 6-30 cm tall; somewhat rigid in the living state, but quickly becoming quite limp, glabrous and unarmed but sometimes with a few straight rigid long setae[…]
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Ecology : In crevices of wet rocks or under boulders in forest or in moist woodlands;on rocks along streams;shady places;rocky outcrop with wet flushes and thin soil with[…]and many annuals;often with mosses;epiphytic or lithophytic;weed of cultivation (Ethiopia)
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Record n°177246 modified 2007-01-11
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