African Plant Database

Acalypha crenata Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Protologue : Tent. Fl. Abyss. 2: 245 (1850)  
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Acalypha abortiva Hochst. ex Baill.
=Acalypha indica var. abortiva (Hochst. ex Baill.) Müll. Arg.
=Acalypha vahliana Oliv.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Similar to A. indica but rarely exceeding 40 cm height and leaves more uniformly distributed along the stem;
Ecology : Weed of cultivation; mopane woodland on damp black clay soils; moist grassland; sandy river banks; often on waste ground; sandy-clayey soils; rice-fields; 510-2000 m alt.
  Cape Verde Islands; Botswana.
  See under A. lanceolata.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial (occ. annual-Dwarf shrub, Herb - Ht 0.2 - 1.2 m. Alt: +/- 1060 m. Distribution: BOT

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).
More info on :
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see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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Record n°107076 modified 2007-04-17
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