African Plant Database

Acalypha marissima M. G. Gilbert
Protologue : Kew Bull. 42(2): 360 (1987)
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender shrub or shrubby herb 1-1,5 m tall; stems semi-woody, green and angular, soon becoming reddish brown and terete with scattered subsessile glands, particularly near the nodes.
Ecology : Moist north facing slope in gallery forest; 1900-2050 m alt.
  Related to A. volkensii. Growing on the western slopes of the Ethiopian plateau like Phyllanthus dewilde orum, P. mooneyi , in a zone between the typical Sudanian flora of the western lowlands and the Afromontane flora of the plateau proper.

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).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 107092
Record n°107092
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