African Plant Database

Acalypha polymorpha Hutch. ex Müll. Arg.
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 :
  • 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
carte afrique num 107097
Record n°107097
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