African Plant Database

Acalypha ambigua Pax
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 96 (1894)
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acalypha homblei De Wild. (1914)
=Acalypha elskensii De Wild. (1926)
=Acalypha intermedia De Wild. (1926)
=Acalypha dumertorum Pax
=Acalypha polymorpha var. angustifolia Müll. Arg.
=Acalypha polymorpha var. depauretana Müll. Arg.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect caespitose perennial herb to 50 m tall, arising from a stout woody rootstock; stems several, simple or sparingly branched.
Ecology : Plateau miombo; high-rainfall wooded grassland and dambo margins; particularly noticeable after bush fires; Brachystegia woodland; 900-1760 m alt.
  Intermediates occur in W Zambia between this species and A. fuscescens.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Dwarf shrub, Herb - Ht 0.1 - 0.5 m. Alt: 1200 - 1400 m. Distribution: NAM

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 204 (1991).
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 274 (2006).
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