Pilea microphylla (L.) Liebm. var. microphylla (Kongel. Danske Vidensk. Selsk. Skr., Naturvidensk. Math. Afd., ser. 5, 2: 296. 1851.)
Localities: West Indies (native), Lesser Antilles (native) [Antigua, Grenada, Barbados, Dominica, the Grenadines, Maria Galante,Martinique, Monserrat, Nevis, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Lucia, St. Vincent], Greater Antilles [Jamaica (native), Cuba (native), Cayman Island (native), Hispaniola (native)[ Dominican Republic, Gonave, Haiti, Tortue,], Puerto Rico (native)[ Desecheo, Mona, Vieques], Virgin Islands (native) (Anegada, Guana Islands, St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Tortola, Virgin Gorda ) ], Bahamas (native), North America (native), Mexico (native), Central America (native), South America (native), Old World (Madagascar),
Common Names: Baby puzzle (Jamaica), Bolisuelo (Dominican Republic), Botisuelo (Dominican Republic), Dentelle (Haiti), Esmeralda (Cuba), Frescura (Cuba), Golondrina (Dominican Republic), Humo americano (Cuba), Lace plant (Jamaica), Lace-plant (Bahamas), Madreperla (Puerto Rico), Mañanita (Cuba), Palmilla (Dominican Republic), Palmita (Dominican Republic), Panchita (Dominican Republic), Petite(s) dentelles (Haiti), Señorita (Cuba), Sereno de invierno (Dominican Republic), Tidentelles (Dominican Republic), Ti-dentelles (Haiti), Ti-teigne (L. Antilles), Yerba del tejado (Cuba), Yerbita menuda (Cuba),
Synonyms: Parietaria microphylla L. (Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 1308. 1759.), Pilea trianthemoides (Sw.) Lindl. var. microphylla (L.) Wedd. (in A.L.P.P. de Candolle, Prodr. 16(1): 107. 1869.), Urtica herniarifolia Willd. (Sp. Pl. 4: 359. 1805.),
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