||Capped; reference to plant unknown
|| Small leaf
||Parietaria microphylla L., Urtica microphylla (L.) Sw.
||Artillery Plant, Gunpowder Plant
Piles microphylla is very commonly found protruding from concrete gaps along road kerbs or pathways, or other damp areas. It is a succulent herb with a series of larger and tiny leaves with is somewhat obovate in shape.
The common names given to it came from the cloud of pollen discharged from the male flower when the plant is disturbed (Henderson, 1959).
Pilea microphylla, a very common herb jutting out of concrete gaps.
Varying leaf sizes of the Artillery Plant with the flower clusters.
Male and female flowers, and the fruit are about or less than 1 mm.
ReferencesHenderson MR. (1959) Malayan Wild Flowers: Dicotyledons. Malayan Nature Society, Kulau Lumpar, Malaysia. 478 pp.
Posted Date: 2013-02-13 / Modified Date: 2015-01-11