African Plant Database

Acalypha racemosa Wall. ex Baill.
Protologue : Étude Euphorb. 443 (1858) 
Information on the genus : Acalypha
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 : 216

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 204 (1991).
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 275
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Record n°107099 modified 2007-03-30
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