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Urticaceae family

Pilea inaequalis
(Jussieu ex Poiret) Weddell
, Ann. Sci. Nat. Bot, sér. 3 18: 229.  1852.
Bas.: Urtica inaequalis Jussieu ex Poiret (1816).

West Indian endemic.
Quite rare herb of lower montane and montane rainforest.
Saba, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, Greater Antilles, Trinidad, Tobago.

Pilea inaequalis is quite rare, with shorter leaves (c. 5cm.) with more marked veins and inflorescences often longer than the leaves, and tends to be in small patches.
Pilea caribaea is very common and has quite long (c. 12cm) leaves, inflorescences normally shorter than the leaves. It often covers large areas..
Pilea involucrata is very hairy, including the leaf surfaces. Leaves vary very much in size.
Pilea nummulariifolia has almost round (c. 2.5cm. long) leaves and spreads along the ground and earth banks forming a carpet.