African Plant Database

Acalypha ciliata Forssk.
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Acalypha fimbriata Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect, simple or slightly branched annual herb 15-50(-100) cm tall; stems grooved.
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Ecology : Disturbed areas in deciduous woodland and riverine forest; often in shade; sometimes weed of cultivation; hydromorphic hollow; on sand; alluvial soils; pan margins in floodplain mopane; lakeshore thicket vegetation; wooded grassland; etc...
  Caprivi Strip, Namibia, Botswana; tropical Arabia, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka.
  See under A. fimbriata and A. bussei.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual-Herb - Ht 0.4 - 1.3 m. Alt: 520 - 960 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, LP

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1991). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Généralités et Anonaceae à Pandanaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 204
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 274 (2006).
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carte afrique num 107038
Record n°107038
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