Description from Flora of China
Pilea velutinipes Handel-Mazzetti, p.p.
Herbs, often puberulent, 10-30 cm tall, Leaf blade broadly elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 1.5-6 × 1-4 cm, margin crenate, apex acute. Male inflorescence a cymose panicle, 1.5-3.5 cm; female cymes in clusters, less than ca. 1 cm. Achene verrucose. Fl. Mar-May, fr. Apr-Jun.
Other syntype material of Pilea velutinipes belongs to species 24, P. chartacea.
* Shaded wet places along ditches, near streams; 300-1500 m. Fujian, N Guangdong, Hunan, Jiangxi, SE Sichuan.