Pilea herniarioides

(Swartz) Lindley

Coll. Bot., index (see also plate 4 and text on facing page). 1821.

Basionym: Urtica herniarioides Swartz Kongl. Vetensk. Acad. Nya Handl. 8: 64. 1787
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Herbs, annual or short-lived perennial, 0.2-1 dm. Stems 5-10-branched, repent or prostrate, sometimes mat-forming. Leaf blades broadly ovate to orbiculate, paired blades only slightly unequal, 1.5-6 × 1.6-5 mm, margins entire. Inflorescences crowded. Flowers ca. 0.2-0.3 mm across. Achenes uniformly light brown, slightly compressed, ovoid-cylindric, ca. 0.4 × ca. 0.3 mm, pebbled.

Phenology: Flowering fall–spring (sporadically throughout summer).
Habitat: Hammocks, waste places
Elevation: 0-10 m


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Fla., West Indies, Central America, South America (Colombia).


Selected References


Lower Taxa

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David E. Boufford +
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Urtica herniarioides +
Fla. +, West Indies +, Central America +  and South America (Colombia). +
0-10 m +
Hammocks, waste places +
Flowering fall–spring (sporadically throughout summer). +
Coll. Bot., index (see also plate +
Adicea +
Pilea herniarioides +
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