African Plant Database

Acalypha capensis (L. f.) Prain & Hutch.
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Basionym : Urtica capensis L. f.
Status for SA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Didymodoxa capensis (L. f.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear var. capensis (- fide Nord. J. Bot. 8:45 (1988).)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Leidesia capensis (L. f.) Müll. Arg.
 Fleurya capensis (L. f.) Wedd. (1854)
 Urtica capensis L. f. (1782)
 Didymodoxa capensis (L. f.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear var. capensis (1987)
 Didymodoxa capensis (L. f.) Friis & Wilmot-Dear (1987)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acalypha decumbens Thunb. (1800)
=Tragia villosa Thunb.
=Acalypha decumbens var. villosa (Thunb.) Müll. Arg.
=Australina procumbens N.E. Br. (1925)
=*Australina thunbergii N.E. Br. (1925)
=Acalypha lamiifolia Scheele (1852)
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Shrub - Ht 0.5 - 3 m. Alt: 5 - 305 m. Distribution: EC, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 274
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