Pouzolzia zeylanica

(Linnaeus) Bennett & R. Br.

in J. J. Bennett et al., Pl. Jav. Rar., 67. 1838.

Basionym: Parietaria zeylanica Linnaeus Sp. Pl. 2: 1052. 1753
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Plants 1-20 dm, sparsely to moderately covered on all parts with appressed and spreading hairs. Leaf blades 1-5 × 0.6-2 cm, base rounded to broadly cuneate, apex acute or nearly acuminate. Staminate flowers ca. 3 mm across; filaments longer than tepals; pistillode elongate, knoblike. Pistillate flowers ca. 1-1.5 mm, tepals ribbed. Achenes ca. (0.9-)1.2 × ca. 0.6 mm, base truncate.

Phenology: Flowering late summer–winter.
Habitat: Roadsides, old fields, waste places, disturbed areas
Elevation: 0-20 m


Pouzolzia zeylanica was misidentified as Parietaria officinalis Linnaeus by J. K. Small.

Selected References


Lower Taxa