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

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
rivularis Wedd. EMcDescription, Image
tetraphylla (Steud.) BlumeNNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Pilea:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Pilea
Flora of Mozambique: Pilea
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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
Wikipedia: Pilea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pilea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pilea

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Pilea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=478, retrieved 30 November 2021

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