Pilea angulata (Bl.) Bl., Mus. Bot. 2(4): 55 1856. (syn: Adicea angulata (Blume) Kuntze; Urtica angulata Blume);
Central & S. China to Tropical Asia: Borneo, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Japan, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Taiwan, Tibet, Vietnam as per POWO;
China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, S-Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan), SE-Tibet, India, Java, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Japan (Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu) as per CoL;

Dioecious, gregarious, leafy herb; branchlets 4-angled. Leaves decussate, elliptic, to 9 x 5 cm, membranous, 3-nerved, base cuneate, margin serrate, apex acuminate; petiole to 6.5 cm; stipules foliaceous, (linear-)oblong, to 2.2 x 0.8 cm, base and apex rounded, subpersistent, intrapetiolar, completely fused to the apex. Cymes axillary, dichotomous, shorter than petioles. Staminate: Tepals 4, ovate, basally connate, gibbous. Stamens 4, inflexed in bud. Pistillate: Tepals 4, lanceolate, unequal. Ovary 1-celled; ovule 1, erect. Achene smooth.
Flowering and fruiting: December-March
Scrub jungles
(Attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi as per India Biodiversity Portal)



Urticaceae sp-2 for ID- Munnar-PKA58 : 9 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)

This herb was seen at Shola Forest near Munnar.
Family: Urticaceae.
Requesting ID..

Lecanthus peduculata.

Nice images. Different than what I have seen so far.

To me also look different from images at Lecanthus peduncularis

It looks like Leucanthus peduculalris

I go for Elatostema

Does not appear like Elatostema.

Maybe some other genus.

I am told

May be Pilea scripta

I am having doubt as per images at Pilea scripta (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) Wedd.

Looks different from P.scripta !

This one should be Pilea angulata


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