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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 1/22/2013)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 1/22/2013)
PlaceOfPublication Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Math. Naturw. (Wien) 1: 256. 1850.
Description Slender, erect annual, 10-30 cm. high, the stem simple, glabrous; stipules very small, soon deciduous; leaves rhombic-elliptic or ovate, 1-4 cm. long, 0.8-2.5 cm. wide (extremes up to 6 X 4 cm.), acute at apex, cuneate at base, serrate except toward the base, thin-membranous, glabrous, or sparsely hyaline-strigose above; plants monoecious, the inflorescences androgynous, cymose-paniculate, shorter than the petioles, borne at nearly every node, the staminate flowers relatively few; achenes suborbicular, not more than 0.5 mm. long.
Distribution Widely distributed in the American tropics, from Mexico and the Lesser Antilles to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil
Elevation up to 1500 m.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Changuinola Valley, in garden, Dunlap 399. CANAL ZONE: Las Cascadas Plantation, near Summit, Standley 25764.
Note This species has been confused with P. pumila Gray, of the United States; the plant from Santiago de Veraguas, cited as P. pumila by Seeman (Bot. Voy. Herald 194), is undoubtedly P. hyalina.
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