African Plant Database

Acalypha dikuluwensis P. A. Duvign. & Dewit
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Very similar to A. clutioides, but distinguished by: stems not more than 25 cm tall, more densely pilose, less densely leafy, lower leaves more broadly ovate to almost suborbicular; fruit unknown.
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Ecology : Polycuprophyte on substrate where the copper content is above 2,500 ppm., and it can tolerate concentrations of up to 50,000 ppm. In Katanga observed on 10 outcrops (Geo-Eco-Trop. 23: 42, 1999); rocky grassland with Xerophyta; etc...

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 107078
Record n°107078
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