African Plant Database


Acalypha racemosa Wall. ex Baill.
Family : EUPHORBIACEAE
Protologue : Étude Euphorb. 443 (1858) 
Information on the genus : Acalypha
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Acalypha paniculata Miq. (1859)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Laxly branched perennial herb or subshrub 0,5-2(-3) m tall.
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Ecology : Evergreen forest: open places; edges and riverine; sometimes in rocky or disturbed places nearby (more open dry habitats) rain-forest with Chrysophyllum albidum, Cola gigantea, Erythrophleum suaveolens, Alstonia boonei, Parinari excelsa, etc..
  Arabia, southern India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia.
  The terminal female panicle is immediately diagnostic but one collection has the female flowers in axillary racemes (Mesfin & al. 4654, Ethiopia).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

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 :
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Mozambique
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
 
Map
carte afrique num 107099
 
Record n°107099 modified 2007-03-30
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