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2. Pilea sect. Smithiella Dunn ex C. J. Chen, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 2(3): 43. 1982.

长穗冷水花组 chang sui leng shui hua zu

Description from Flora of China

Smithiella Dunn, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 211. 1920, not H. Peragallo & M. Peragallo (1901); Aboriella Bennet; Dunniella Rauschert.

Herbs. Leaves 3-veined. Inflorescences unisexual, male ones not seen, female ones long spicate; flowers borne on 1 side of axis. Female perianth lobes 5, subequal.

Wu Zhengyi (editor’s note) believes this section should be treated as a separate genus, in which case the correct name would be Aboriella.

One species: China, NE India.


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