Pilea umbrosa Wall. ex Bl. (Syn: Pilea producta Blume; Adicea umbrosa (Wall. ex Bl.) Kuntze; Pilea producta Bl.; Pilea umbrosa Wedd.; Pilea wallichii Wedd.; Urtica umbrosa Wall.);
S-Tibet, China (NW-Yunnan), Nepal, Bhutan, India (Arunachal Pradesh), Sikkim, Pakistan (Swat, Hazara, Murree), Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Jammu, Kashmir), Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
.

/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSCN1139.jpg

Kalatope id al080711: Possible id ‘Shady Himalayan Clearweed (Pilea umbrosa)’

rather dumb of me … but I was so sure that it was a nettle..(not realising that there were MANY nettles that I just took a photo of the flower and not the plant)
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mts
habit herb
habitat wild
Plant height 2 feet

I think … is right, Pilea umbrosa seems right choice.
… it does not have stinging hairs, rather soft hairs on branches.


I imagine why it is called Pilea. Pilea means “cap or hat”.


 /wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Girardinia%20heterophylla-1.JPG

Girardinia heterophylla from Paddar valley Kishtwar J&K:

Kindly confirm my identification of this plant as Girardinia heterophylla from Paddar valley J&K.
Altitude: 1970 meters asl
Plant habit/habitat: Wild herb
Plant height: 1-3 feets

This is not Girardinia. Please check it for Pilea.


Thanks Sir for confirmation. I was taking it as Girardinia but … photo helped me to correct the ID.


Pilea umbrosa


Yes I too think that this is a species of Pilea of Urticaceae family.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0494-1.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0493-2-4.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0492.JPG
/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/DSC_0491-3-0.JPG
SK633 10 JUL-2017:ID : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)
Location: Chowrasta, Darjeeling, India
Date: 21 May  2017
Altitude: 7000 ft.
Pilea melastomoides(Poir.) Wedd. ??

Not sure about Pilea melastomoides as per images herein. Pl. also check images at Pilea scripta

I think closer to Pilea umbrosa images at as per keys in Flora of Pakistan.



/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0667%20-%20Copy.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0669.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0668-3.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0665.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0660.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0658-2-6.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0666.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0666%20-%20Copy.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0663.JPG/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/_DSC0665%20-%20Copy.JPG
SK1235 26 JUNE 2018 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10) – around 600 kb each.
Location:  Pedong Reshi Rd, India
Date: 24 June 2018
Altitude: 5200 ft.
Habit : Wild
Is it Pilea ? ID ??

Yae. Appears so.

Thank you …! But ID ??


Check out with the species available in efi site at

I did check …


Pl. check with images at Pilea umbrosa
To me appears close.


/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Pangot%20fl24.jpg/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Pangot%20fl25.jpg
PLANT FOR ID 67 SMP JUN 06 – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 3 posts by 3 authors. 2 images.
Probably last in the series of flowers snapped during Pangot Binsar trip.


Looks like Pilea species (Urticaceae).


Thanks, … It looks a bit different from Pilea scripta, the only species mentioned in ‘Concise Flowers of the Himalayas’ as per link: flowersofindia
I think it’s Pilea bracteosa as per illustration
http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=50344&flora_id=2 & details at
http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=2&taxon_id=242338021

I think appears close to Pilea umbrosaWall. ex Bl.



SK 2803 22 October 2020 : 12 posts by 2 authors. 7 images- 5 to 7 mb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 07 October 2020 
Elevation: 2338m.
Habit : Wild
Pilea sp.???

Pilea bracteosa Wedd. ??


I think close to Pilea umbrosa Wall. ex Bl. as per comparative images at Pilea


I guess you are right … What about Fwd: SK633 10 JUL-2017:ID. ?
Looks different.

Same.


Thank you … Leaves looked different, glabrous!




https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/19b0e4d3e681e/DSC_0537.JPG?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrGRA10U-Qmuvu-lif8C8_lL_MW0FiemEiAHTfZJAeSPwFvdq01E3g6UM-76D0WojtrUF4TdWiJ-swBCDPQYO2eL7CTN5h0ymMd8LUYJqY89R1_hQtg
https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/19b062563807e/DSC_0535.JPG?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHcrBsoNVMYSP-tmrKMuvmuiS4DrD6M2ePCeNFTrQD_BGwjZpGj-gnQbzpAr3-ppp4FxZgnv-T0FA_eOJ0SwduN53ELLa92FUk1mkXSX3AOTIHkl74https://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/19af1b90cdb3a/DSC_0533.JPG?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrH2xyMDcjvcq0aRkG_EZ-7KVUVIzvgic40EY3SWexLJAiOlPSNzfsw3VtvKmhySw6GENekHrpNxlkPYyKx7MlM0Ko4LpzLAqXck62jF_fw3PO9mRyMhttps://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/19b004cbfe73e/DSC_0534.JPG?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrGJmsgc9GqP4c1W1s9T-j7yCRZC71gZ6rhU_ntTMsGB9QnMtaF5nr2wpwVqNw2vE16gkh0THWj9C7LrDSdK0IIE1JNtFbasUK299g-M-sk7mX4_iKIhttps://08511630493324166816.googlegroups.com/attach/19b1536f70d92/DSC_0538.JPG?part=0.1&view=1&vt=ANaJVrHliYb3OQhiEhppMFmR9m8e6pkMe-L1iyyXLvgYloRkjbTc6E2cV2pqV9EV2RUgTXW9RAJkSLSJu8QiRpaOQNlsdppVSs4Hh5fPktQGcu4WG4jT98A

SK 2813 01 November 2020 : 6 posts by 2 authors. 5 images- 6 to 7 mb each.
Location: Kathmandu Valley
Date:  October 2020 
Elevation: 2700m.
Habitat  : Wild
Pilea bracteosa Wedd. ??

I think it’s close to Pilea umbrosa Wall. ex Bl. as per comparative images at Pilea


.


SK 2970 16 September 2021: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude: 1353 m.
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild
Pilea … ??


I think it is close to the images at Pilea umbrosa Wall. ex Bl.


Pilea martini (H.Lév.) Hand.-Mazz.


Thank you for your email. However I am a bit confused here. Pilea martini you have
identified earlier looks different: efi thread.
This looks different, may be P. umbrosa as identified by … ?


Yes, might be P. umbrosa. These species are very similar and not easy to be distinguished from living photos. There are many micro-morphological characters are important for Pilea identification.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.