Pilea melastomoides

Pilea melastomoides (Poir.) Wedd., Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 4, 1: 186 1854. (Syn: Adicea melastomodes (Poir.) Kuntze; Dubrueilia melastomoides (Poir.) Gaud.; Pilea cuneatifolia Yamam.; Pilea elongata (Bl.) Miq.; Pilea oreophila Bl.; Pilea ovatinucula Hayata; Pilea pellucida Bl.; Pilea trinervia (Roxb.) Wight (ambiguous synonym); Pilea trinervia Roxb. (ambiguous synonym); Urtica cataractae Steud.; Urtica elongata Bl.; Urtica gibbosa Zipp. ex Bl.; Urtica melastomoides Poir.; Urtica oreophila Miq.; Urtica peduncularis Sm.; Urtica trinervia Roxb.);       

China (SW-Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, S-Yunnan), Taiwan, SE-Tibet, Java, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Myanmar [Burma], Philippines (Luzon) as per Catalogue of Life;

Broad-leaved forests, shaded wet places by streams; 700-1800 m. SW Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Taiwan, SE Xizang, S Yunnan [India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam] as per Flora of China
 

Dioecious subshrubs, glabrous. Leaves to 19 x 9 cm, ovate, acuminate, rounded at base, serrate, 3-ribbed, nervules parallel, pubescent along nervules below; lineoles crowded; petiole unequal in opposite pairs, to 10 cm long. Male panicle 10 cm across, axillary; flowers sessile, 4 mm across; perianth lobes 4, ovate, acute; stamens 4. Female panicle 2 cm across, shortly peduncled. Flowers smaller than male flowers; perianth lobes 1 mm long, stigmas 3-fid. Achenes 1 mm across, biconvex. 
Flowering and fruiting: August-December 
Evergreen and shola forests 
Indo-Malesia


 
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06-11-2010- ca.2200asl- Kodaikanal, TN; Shrub for id 131110MK2 - efloraofindia | Google Groups

  
Kindly help to id this shrub found near a water-falls, at bear shola in Kodaikanal.
The leaves are aromatic.
Any possibilities for this to be a Urticaceae member?
Date/Time- 06-11-2010 / 11:00 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPca.2200asl; Kodaikanal, TN
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- closer to water-falls
Plant Habit-shrub
Height/Length- 1 -2 m
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- 12 x 5 cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- axillary; 5-7cm longer
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- greenish-yellow

- I think you are correct ... as because the leaves imitates members of Melastomataceae
- I agree. It is easy to identify Pilea melastomoides from the swollen internode shape (though not visible in the pics). I ll post some pics the sp collected from my study area.
 
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Shrub Id from Bangladesh SM031 : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Melastomataceae ?
Habit: Undergrowth Shrub
Habitat : Hill forest, along the stream
Flowering: May
Location : Kaptai NP,Chittagong Hill tracts 
Pilea trinervia Wt.
Pilea melastomoides is Synonym ?
 
 
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ANOCT37 Please identify this plant : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6).  
Chikamagalur-Kemmangudi Road
14th October 2014

I am not entirely certain about the habit of the plant, it could have been shrubby. It was growing along the road
Must be some Pilea species (Urticaceae).
Pilea melastomoides
For me ... is right.
 
 

 
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