Pilea cadierei: Aluminium plant

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Pilea cadierei [aluminium plant, watermelon pilea, daun Mutiara*] is a species of flowering plant in the family Urticaceae, native to China and Vietnam. It is an evergreen perennial growing up to 30 cm [12 in] tall by 21 cm [8 in] broad, with dark green oval leaves, each leaf having four raised silvery patches [hence the name “aluminium plant”].

* Indonesian name.

Photo: Taman Safari, Bogor, West JavaIndonesia [20130423]

Source: Wikipedia

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