African Plant Database

Acalypha polymorpha Müll. Arg.
Protologue : J. Bot. 2: 335 (1864) 
Information on the genus : Acalypha
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acalypha crotonoides var. cordata Hutch.
=Acalypha goetzei Pax & K. Hoffm.
=Acalypha shirensis Hutch. ex Pax
=Acalypha stuhlmannii Pax (1894)
=Acalypha crotonoides Pax (1894)
=Acalypha crotonoides var. caudata Hutch.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect densely caespitose perennial herb to 45 cm tall, from a woody rootstock; stems simple, numerous.
Ecology : Usually in open woodland with grass; woodland with dense ground cover; dambo margins; tall grasslands; particularly noticeable after bush fires; rocky places; often places subject to grazing; 350-2470 m alt.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 205 (1991).
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 275
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