URTICACEAE

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Artillery Plant

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Pilea sp.
This picture was taken on Cayman Brac Bluff growing in honeycomb lime stone pockets.
Note the even parallel thick leaves.

Pilea herniarioides is rare, it is found in the honeycombed limestone near the sea.
Very lacy like Pilea microphylla, leaf-blades suborbicular, abruptly contracted into the petiole,
in subequal or moderately unequal pairs,
the larger leaf of a pair up to 4 mm long including the filiform petiole.

Flowering time; Spring

Distribution; GC, CB

Habitat; Limestone pockets

Status; Perennial

Notes; Thick even leaves

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