Pilea wightii Wedd.

 
  • Family : URTICACEAE
    (NETTLE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Urticaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Pilea radicans Wight
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Pilea wightii Wedd.
  • Vernacular name : Valiyanarali (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen forests
  • Comments / notes : Occasional in moist shaded places on tree trunks and rocks in forests of Western Ghats
  • Flower, Fruit : August-December
  • Collection Nos : KFP 3145, KFP 5557, KFP 11941, KFP 13966
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Dakshina Kannada district
    • Kerala : Idukki district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, The Nilgiri district, Theni district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Flora of Karnataka, Saldanha, 1984; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Keshava Murthy & Yoganarasimhan, 1990 - Flora of Coorg district, Karnataka state; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara; 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 wightii. Downloaded on 10 December 2019.

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