Definition of Pilea microphylla

1. Noun. Tropical American stingless nettle that discharges its pollen explosively.

Exact synonyms: Artillery Plant
Generic synonyms: Nettle
Group relationships: Genus Pilea, Pilea



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pilea Microphylla

Pieter Brueghel
Pieter Brueghel the Elder
Pieter Zeeman
Pignet's formula
Pigovian
Piirissaar
Pijin
Pikachu
Pikachus
Pike
Pike's Peak
Pilate
Pilates
Pilea
Pilea involucrata
Pilea microphylla
Pilea pumilla
Pilgrim
Pilgrim's Progress
Pilgrim Father
Pilgrims
Pilipino
Pill Hill
Pillars of Hercules
Pilosella
Pilosella aurantiaca
Pilosella officinarum
Pilsen
Pilsener
Pilsner

Literary usage of Pilea microphylla

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1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Francis Wall Oliver, Anton Kerner von Marilaun, Marian (Balfour) Busk (1895)
"As an instance may be taken pilea microphylla (also known under the name of Pilea muscosa), which grows Fig. 229.—The Paper Mulberry-tree (Broussonetia ..."

2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1903)
"The old moss-grown walls of deserted buildings are covered with patches of a small herb, pilea microphylla Liebm., while growing in the marshes near the ..."

3. Publications of the Folk-lore Foundation by Vassar College Folk-lore Foundation (1922)
"pilea microphylla (L) Liebm. "Wild thyme." For a woman in labour, make it into a tea with "egg-trash" (shells) and drink luke-warm. ..."

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