Pilea scripta (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Wedd., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 1: 187 1854. (syn: Adicea scripta (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Kuntze; Pilea goglado Wedd. (ambiguous synonym); Pilea nepalensis Wedd.; Urtica scripta Buch.-Ham. ex D. DonUrtica triplinervis Buch.-Ham. ex Wall. (ambiguous synonym));

S-Tibet, China (W-Yunnan), India, Myanmar [Burma], Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim,
Pakistan (Hazara, Murree),
Jammu & Kashmir (Poonch, Kashmir, Jammu) as per Catalogue of life
Common name: Himalayan Clearweed

Pilea scripta ABJUN01/07 : 3 posts by 2 authors.
These Clearweeds are flowering now with their beautiful frilly red flowers. 
Pilea scriptaHimalayan Clearweed
Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
18 June 2015.

very nice. did you get macro shots of the flowers?

Thank you … No, I didn’t. I actually do not own a macro lens. But this was across a forest fence and I couldn’t reach any closer. But I will get it soon.

Here is one close up from today.

thanks … that’s a nice close up. an insect crawling i see. a beetle may be. just a guess.

Some more close ups of the flowers I did yesterday showing the white anthers emerging from the pink pouches.

4 images.

Excellent shots

I found a plant developing seedpods today and took a couple of photos. I will keep watching a do more detailed photos soon. 2 images.

lovely. I am traveling but could not resist coming in to see what you are up to. looking forward to mature fruits and then seeds

Thank you … I will keep you posted when I get to photograph the mature fruits.

Other recipients:
I found another plant in fruit this year (there seem to be only a few in fruit!) and took a couple of photos. Thanks. Ashwini



I found another plant in fruit this year (there seem to be only a few in fruit!) and took a couple of photos

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SK67AUG7-2016:ID : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)

Melastomataceae ??

Sharing some pictures for identification validation shot at Kakani, Nepal on 28 July 2016 at 6000 ft.

Or Urticaceae ?

Pilea umbrosa or Pilea melastomoides ??

Pilea species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
efi pages on Pilea melastomoides & Pilea bracteosa

efi page on Pilea umbrosa

Could also be Pilea scripta! P. umbrosa has wider hairier leaves. 

Thanks, … I think matches with your images at Pilea scripta ABJUN01/07

I guess this is the same plant from other location at Nagarkot on 13 August 2016 at 7000 ft. Attachments (6)

Pilea scripta showing yellowish flowers in google and FoI  and leaves looks little different.

Pl. Give links


In your last image, colour of the flowers (immature?) appear to be yellowish.
As per keys at Flora of Pakistan (where no colour of the flowers is mentioned. also no colour mentioned in Flora of China), it should be Pilea scripta.





Pilea scripta (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Wedd : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6)

Location: Shivapuri National Park, Nepal
Altitude: 4800 ft.
Date: 22 July 2017

Is ID correct ?

I also think close to other images at Pilea scripta 





SK1186 09 JUNE 2018 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around 800 kb each. 

Location : Sukhiapokahari, Darjeeling, India
Date : 12 May 2018
Elevation :  6900 ft.
Habit : Wild

Does not look like Pilea scripta (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Wedd., does it ?

Please check Pilea melastomoides

Urticaceae family member.

Looks close but need further validation I guess.

Please copy to efi and … for coordination

I do not think matches with details at Pilea melastomoides
I think it should be Pilea scripta as per images and details herein and as per keys at Flora of Pakistan

I agree with the identification of Pilea scripta.



Pilea scripta (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Wedd. ?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (13)

Location: Nagarkot, Nepal
Altitude : 6000 ft.
Date: 18 July 2018

Habit : Wild    

Yes to me also appear close to images at Pilea scripta 


MS Oct, 2018/16 Pilea sp. for id : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Tan-tlang, Mizoram

Date : 05-10-2018
Habit : Perennial herb or subshrub
Habitat : Wild

Pl. check species available at 

Pilea scripta I guess !




Pilea scripta (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Wedd : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)- around 1 mb each. 

Location: Nagarkot, Kathmandu
Date: 03 August  2019
Elevation: 2041 m.
Habit : Wild 

nice. you have showed a few cases before. I was wondering what is the flowering time and when do the fruits appear. earlier cases were in june. this in august that you mention. should there be fruits by august?

Depends in the location.

Flowering Jun-Oct and fruiting Sep-Oct.



SK 2299 19 November 2019 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- 1 mb each. 

Location: Matatirtha, Kathmandu
Date: 19 October  2019
Elevation: 1546 m.

Habit : Wild

Pilea ?? Which one ??

Attachments (1)- 6 mb.  

Attachments (1)- 4 mb. 

Attachments (1) – 7 mb.

I think close to Pilea scripta (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Wedd. as per comparative images at Pilea

I think inflorescence has been infected.

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