African Plant Database

Acalypha ornata Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 247 (1850)  
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acalypha moggii Compton (1975)
=Acalypha nigritiana Müll. Arg. (1864)
=Acalypha grantii Baker & Hutch. (1911)
=Acalypha ornata var. glandulosa Müll. Arg.
=Acalypha ornata var. bracteosa Müll. Arg.
=Acalypha ornata var. pilosa Müll. Arg.
=Acalypha swynnertonii S. Moore (1911)
=Acalypha adenotricha A. Rich. (1850)
=Acalypha livingstoniana Müll. Arg. (1864)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Much-branched woody herb or lax shrub to 3,5 m tall, but more commonly 1,5-2,5 m; also prolific vine or tree to 5 m.
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Ecology : Forest undergrowth and edges; wooded grassland; deciduous woodland and thicket; often riverine or in rocky places; in secondary associations and disturbed ground; Acacia and mopane woodland beside river; termitaria thicket; etc...
  Botswana, Namibia, Caprivi Strip.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Shrub, Dwarf shrub - Ht +/- 2.5 m. Alt: 765 - 1920 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, MP, SWZ

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: 205
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 275 (2006).
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see under Flora of Mozambique
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°107052 modified 2007-03-30
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