1984.000 Pilea Lindl.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs without stinging hairs. Stipules intrapetiolar, fused to the apex. Leaves opposite, petiolate, entire or serrate. Cystoliths linear. Inflorescences axillary or apparently terminal, unisexual or bisexual, bracteate at last when young. Male flowers (2-)3-4-merous. Female flowers usually 3-merous. Achene flattened.

Worldwide: 200 species in tropical and warm areas, excluding Australasia

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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SpeciesContent
cardieri Gagnep. & Guillaumin
microphylla (L.) Liebm.Description, Image

Other sources of information about Pilea:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Pilea
Flora of Mozambique: Pilea
Flora of Zambia: Pilea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pilea

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pilea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pilea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pilea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pilea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pilea

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Pilea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=478, retrieved 30 July 2016

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