African Plant Database

Acalypha fimbriata Schumach. & Thonn.
Protologue : Beskr. Guin. Pl. 409. 1827¦Beskr. Guin. Pl. 409 (1827)
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acalypha vahliana Müll. Arg. (1865)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Similar to A. ciliata in all respects except for the female bracts; in A. fimbriata the teeth of the bracts are to 1,5 mm long, falcate-lanceolate and curved towards the apex, often lying alongside each other and almost contiguous;
Ecology : Ground layer of high rainfall miombo; riverine, lakeshore and coastal woodlands; thicket; dense vegetation at base of rocky outcrops; mopane woodland on alluvium; dambos and moist grassland; frequently a weed of waste ground; 0-1650 m alt.
  Possibly occurs in SW Ethiopia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: annual (occ. perennial)-Herb - Ht 0.1 - 1.3 m. Alt: 700 - 1370 m. Distribution: 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 : 275 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Cardiel J. & I.Montero Munoz (2018). Synopsis of Acalypha (Euphorbiaceae) of West Tropical Africa, including Cameroon, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and São Tomé and Príncipe Pl. Syst. Evol. 304: 102
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Record n°107044 modified 2007-04-17
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