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: 4 taxa.

Pilea johnstonii subsp. johnstonii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
johnstonii Oliv. subsp. johnstonii EDescription, Image
microphylla (L.) Liebm.C,EDescription, Image
tetraphylla (Steud.) BlumeE
usambarensis Engl. var. veronicifolia (Engl.) FriisE

Other sources of information about Pilea:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Pilea
Flora of Mozambique: Pilea
Flora of Zambia: Pilea
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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: Genus page: Pilea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=478, retrieved 26 June 2016

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