Pilea microphylla (L.) Liebm.

 
  • Family : URTICACEAE
    (NETTLE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Urticaceae
  • Basionym : Parietaria microphylla L.
  • Synonym(s) : Pilea muscosa (L.) Lindl.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pilea microphylla (L.) Liebm.
  • Common name : Artillery Gun Plant, Gunpowder plant, Rockweed
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Weed in gardens
  • Comments / notes : Often on hills to about 1000m or more in stone walls, rock crevices, gardens and as a weed in pots.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kolar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Odisha : Throughout Odisha
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : South America
  • World Distribution : Introduced in most parts of the world.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamilnadu, India vol. 2.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Pilea microphylla. Downloaded on 6 December 2019.

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