Pilea tabularis

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Pilea tabularis


Herb up to 50 cm high, probably dioecious, unbranched; stem succulent, ascending, 2-3 mm thick, glabrous or with sparse curved hairs. Leaves of a pair equal or more or less unequal; stipules 1.5-2.5 or ca. 10 mm long, glabrous; petiole 0.7-2.5 cm long; blade subchartaceous, narrowly elliptic, 3.5-13 x 1.2-4.5 cm, apex acuminate to subcaudate, base acute (to obtuse), margin more or less coarsely crenate-dentate, both surfaces glabrous; secondary veins 1 pairs. Inflorescences in the leaf axils, staminate ones 3.5-8 cm long, ca. 3-4 cm wide, branched, peduncle 3-6 cm long. Staminate flowers: tepals ca. 1 mm long. Pistillate inflorescences ca. 2-3 cm long, ca. 2 cm wide, branched, peduncle 1-1.5 cm long. Pistillate flowers: tepals 0.2-0.5 mm long. Fruit unknown.


Approuague River, Crique Tortue present, French Guiana present, near Saiil present
French Guiana, near Saiil and Approuague River, Crique Tortue.


The two collections may represent distinct species. Collection Oldeman 2334 (pistillate material) differs from de Granville 3488 in the longer stipules and the presence of hairs on the leafy part of the stem and on the petiole.