African Plant Database

Acalypha paucifolia Baker & Hutch.
Protologue : Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 230 (1911)
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Very similar to A. villicaulis (local race ?), but with glabrous or sparingly patent-hirsute stems; no glands at the base of the leaf-blade;
Ecology : Brachystegia woodland and in Combretum, Vitex, Isoberlinia secondary bushland; damp soil in riverine woodland shade; 400-1465 m alt.
  Also very similar to A. allenii but differs in having the glandular hairs confined to the inflorescences; the stems terete; the leaves linear-lanceolate, more remotely toothed and usually ± glabrous.

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 107096
Record n°107096
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