Pilea microphylla

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Pilea microphylla

<<<Leaves>Blade>Apex>Shape

rounded, obtuse or subacute1
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<<<Leaves>Blade>Base>Shape

attenuate to acute or obtuse to rounded2
2. 003-003-005-001

<<<Leaves>Blade>Margins>Hairs

both surfaces glabrous3
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<<<Leaves>Blade>Margins>Margin type

entire4
4. 003-003-006-001

<<Inflorescences>Peduncle>Length

up to 0.2 cm long5
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<<Leaves>Blade>Apex

apex ,6
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<<Leaves>Blade>Base

base ,7
7. 003-003-005

<<Leaves>Blade>Dimensions

0.1-1 x 0.1-0.5 cm8
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<<Leaves>Blade>Margins

margin , ;9
9. 003-003-006

<<Leaves>Blade>Shape

broadly obovate to narrowly obovate, elliptic to narrowly elliptic or ovate to broadly ovate to suborbicular10
10. 003-003-002

<<Leaves>Blade>Texture

papyraceous11
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<<Leaves>Petiole>Length

up to 0.4 cm long12
12. 003-002-001

<<Pistillate flowers>Tepals>Length

0.1-0.3 mm long13
13. 006-001-001

<<Staminate flowers>Tepals>Length

ca. 0.3 mm long14
14. 005-001-001

<Akenes>Length

ca. 0.3 mm long15
15. 007-001

<Habit>Height

up to 30 cm high16
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<Inflorescences>Peduncle

pedunculate17
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<Leaves>Blade

blade , , ,18
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<Leaves>Petiole

petiole ;19
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<Leaves>Secondary veins

secondary veins lacking.20
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<Leaves>Stipules

stipules lacking (?);21
21. 003-001

<Pistillate flowers>Tepals

tepals .22
22. 006-001

<Staminate flowers>Tepals

tepals .23
23. 005-001

<Stems>Hairs

glabrous24
24. 002-002

<Stems>Thickness

0.5-5 mm thick25
25. 002-001

Akenes

Achene .26
26. 007

Description

Herb up to 30 cm high, with branched stems, usually monoecious. Stems 0.5-5 mm thick, glabrous. Leaves of a pair unequal; stipules lacking (?); petiole up to 0.4 cm long; blade papyraceous, broadly obovate to narrowly obovate, elliptic to narrowly elliptic or ovate to broadly ovate to suborbicular, 0.1-1 x 0.1-0.5 cm, apex rounded, obtuse or subacute, base attenuate to acute or obtuse to rounded, margin entire, both surfaces glabrous; secondary veins lacking. Inflorescences in the leaf axils, subsessile or up to 0.2 cm long pedunculate, sparsely branched, with up to ca. 15, subsessile flowers. Staminate flowers: tepals ca. 0.3 mm long. Pistillate flowers: tepals 0.1-0.3 mm long. Achene ca. 0.3 mm long.

Distribution

Guianas present, elsewhere in the tropics, tropical America present
Throughout tropical America (introduced elsewhere in the tropics); in several parts, like in the Guianas, as a weed.

Habit

Herb , with branched stems, usually monoecious.27
27. 001

Inflorescences

Inflorescences in the leaf axils, subsessile or , sparsely branched, with up to ca. 15, subsessile flowers.28
28. 004

Leaves

Leaves of a pair unequal;29
29. 003

Pistillate flowers

Pistillate flowers:30
30. 006

Staminate flowers

Staminate flowers:31
31. 005

Stems

Stems , .32
32. 002