African Plant Database

Acalypha segetalis Müll. Arg.
Protologue : J. Bot. 2: 336 (1864) 
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acalypha gemina (Lour.) Spreng.
=Acalypha gemina var. brevibracteata (Müll. Arg.) Müll. Arg.
=Acalypha gemina var. exserta (Müll. Arg.) Müll. Arg.
=Acalypha sessilis var. brevibracteata Müll. Arg.
=Acalypha sessilis var. excerta Müll. Arg.
=Acalypha sessilis Poir.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Similar to A. indica, but usually much more branched, with a number of decumbent-ascending stems arising from the base, and seldom exceeding 50 cm height;
Ecology : Grassland; roadsides; cultivated ground; floodplain alluvium; black clay soils; pans and moist grassy dambos; rocky outcrops; miombo and mopane woodlands; often as a weed of cultivation and disturbed ground; ± sea-level-1500 m alt.
  S. Africa, Namibia, Botswana.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial (occ. annual-Dwarf shrub, Herb - Ht 0.02 - 0.55 m. Alt: 380 - 1525 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, KN, LP, NC, NW

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).

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: 105 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
carte afrique num 107059
Record n°107059 modified 2007-05-07
Feedback about this record