African Plant Database

Acalypha eriophylla Hutch.
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 185 (1911)
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stems arising from a woody rhizome, erect, simple, to 30 cm tall, deeply channelled or sulcate; monoecious. - Very remarkable by the large trilobed stipules, which enclose the female flower at the base of each male axis.
Ecology : Edge of forest with low timber trees, on sandy soil; 1200 m alt.
  Only known from two collections made in 1899 and 1964.

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).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 107082
Record n°107082
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