Definition of Pilea microphylla
1. Noun. Tropical American stingless nettle that discharges its pollen explosively.
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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. ..."