Pilea pubescens

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Pilea pubescens

<<<Leaves>Blade>Apex>Shape

rounded to obtuse to acute1
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<<<Leaves>Blade>Base>Shape

truncate to acute2
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<<<Leaves>Blade>Margins>Hairs

glabrous or short-pubescent above, (short-)pubescent to pilose beneath3
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<<<Leaves>Blade>Margins>Margin type

coarsely crenate to subentire4
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<<Habit>Stems>Growth form

creeping to ascending, branches erect or ascending5
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<<Leaves>Blade>Apex

apex ,6
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<<Leaves>Blade>Base

base ,7
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<<Leaves>Blade>Dimensions

(0.3-)1-6.5 x (0.3-)0.5-4 cm8
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<<Leaves>Blade>Margins

margin , ;9
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<<Leaves>Blade>Shape

broadly ovate to ovate (to suborbicular or elliptic to narrowly elliptic)10
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<<Leaves>Blade>Texture

papyraceous11
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<<Leaves>Petiole>Length

0.2-1.5 cm long12
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<<Leaves>Secondary veins>Secondary vein pair number

(1-)2-6 pairs13
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<<Leaves>Stipules>Hairs

sparsely puberulous14
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<<Leaves>Stipules>Length

0.5-3 mm long15
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<<Pistillate flowers>Tepals>Length

0.2-0.5 mm long16
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<<Staminate flowers>Tepals>Length

1-1.2 mm long17
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<Akenes>Length

ca. 0.6 mm long18
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<Habit>Height

up to 30 cm high19
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<Habit>Stems

stem .20
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<Inflorescences>Length

up to 3.5 cm long21
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<Leaves>Blade

blade , , ,22
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<Leaves>Petiole

petiole ;23
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<Leaves>Secondary veins

secondary veins .24
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<Leaves>Stipules

stipules , ;25
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<Pistillate flowers>Tepals

tepals .26
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<Staminate flowers>Tepals

tepals .27
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<Stems>Hairs

short-pubescent28
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<Stems>Thickness

0.5-5 mm thick29
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Akenes

Achene .30
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Description

Herb up to 30 cm high, monoecious (or dioecious?), branched; stem creeping to ascending, branches erect or ascending. Stem 0.5-5 mm thick, short-pubescent. Leaves of a pair more or less unequal in size; stipules 0.5-3 mm long, sparsely puberulous; petiole 0.2-1.5 cm long; blade papyraceous, broadly ovate to ovate (to suborbicular or elliptic to narrowly elliptic), (0.3-)1-6.5 x (0.3-)0.5-4 cm, apex rounded to obtuse to acute, base truncate to acute, margin coarsely crenate to subentire, glabrous or short-pubescent above, (short-)pubescent to pilose beneath; secondary veins (1-)2-6 pairs. Inflorescences in the leaf axils, unisexual or bisexual, up to 3.5 cm long, branched. Staminate flowers: tepals 1-1.2 mm long. Pistillate flowers: tepals 0.2-0.5 mm long. Achene ca. 0.6 mm long.

Distribution

Northern America, Southern America: Brazil South (Santa Catarina present), southern Brazil present
From the West Indies and Mexico to southern Brazil (Santa Catarina).

Habit

Herb , monoecious (or dioecious?), branched;31
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Inflorescences

Inflorescences in the leaf axils, unisexual or bisexual, , branched.32
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Leaves

Leaves of a pair more or less unequal in size;33
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Notes

The species is very variable. The form occurring in the Guianas is rather tender with relatively small inflorescences. Much more robust plants with larger inflorescences are found in the West Indies and Mexico.

Pistillate flowers

Pistillate flowers:34
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Staminate flowers

Staminate flowers:35
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Stems

Stem , .36
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